We cannot continue – and our students can’t afford – policies that merely throw more money at a badly broken education system. We must demand better results, and positive change. It’s a proven fact that the ability to read by fourth grade drastically improves students’ chances to graduate high school. The Excellent Public Schools Act ensures reading proficiency by adding … Read More
Last June, we passed a two-year bipartisan budget that filled a $2.5 billion deficit, cut taxes, reduced government spending by $1 billion, and reformed public education. We made tough but responsible decisions, and as a result, our budget is in good shape. State agencies are spending within the confines of what was budgeted except for one: The Department of Health … Read More
Senator Wesley Meredith has filed for his re-election of the North Carolina Senate seat of District 19. He faces no primary challenger in the Republican Party but will face George Tatum in the general election. Please continue your support of Wesley throughout this campaign and continue to have an effective leader of Cumberland County.
The Civitas Institute recently reported on the truth behind the education numbers from the budget last year. The Democratic claims of thousands of teachers who would lose their jobs has been proven unfounded. The article, which can be read here, does an excellent job of outlining how a lack of federal funding is the reason to blame for most jobs … Read More
Click Here to read the article on the Cumberland County Schools Page. Prior to winter break, Sen. Meredith visited Baldwin Elementary to present honors awards to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Senator Meredith is proud of the young students who worked so hard to be successful in the classroom.
Yesterday, Governor Beverly Perdue announced that she will not be running for reelection. The news comes on the heels of her refusal to debate Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger about her desire to raise North Carolina taxes by $750 million. Gov. Perdue was out of touch with what North Carolina citizens wanted or needed in this economy. Raising taxes … Read More
Raleigh, N.C. – Gov. Beverly Perdue proposed a $750 million tax hike – her first of the new year. It ups the ante on probable primary opponent Rep. Bill Faison, who proposed a mere $700 million in new taxes a few short months ago. “Obviously, Gov. Perdue’s attempt to nip this economic recovery in the bud is dead on arrival … Read More
On Wednesday, January 4, the North Carolina Senate voted to override Gov. Beverly Perdue’s Veto of reforms to the Racial Justice Act that ensure death row inmates are never eligible for parole. The Racial Justice Act has served as a back door ban on the death penalty in North Carolina. Nearly all death row inmates, regardless or race, are appealing … Read More
Today we honor the bravest men and women our county has ever known: our veterans. Life in the military is not an easy one. Milestones big and small are missed. From the first words and the home run hit, to birthdays and graduations; these are moments that can never be recreated. Tom Brokaw called those who served in World War … Read More
Raleigh, NC: The North Carolina Senate on Tuesday passed a measure that will put before voters a constitutional amendment defining marriage. The amendment will go on the primary ballot in May of 2012. This is about democracy – letting North Carolina citizens, not judges, set public policy. There are thousands of North Carolinians, both for and against the marriage amendment, … Read More