Woman’s Right to Know becomes law after Senate veto override

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A bill that will inform and protect women grappling with unplanned pregnancies became law Thursday when the North Carolina Senate overrode Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto. House Bill 854, The Woman’s Right to Know Act, requires a 24-hour waiting period for women considering abortions and ensures they receive information from doctors about adoption and other alternatives. Numerous states have similar laws. … Read More

Senate Returns and Overrides Vetoes, Again

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Last Wednesday, July 13, the State Legislature returned to Raleigh for their redistricting session. The Senate wasted no time quickly rattling off 6 Veto Overrides. Governor Perdue showed her inability to lead and her reckless care of her position by vetoing more bills than all previous governors combined. Bills that were designed to create jobs, reduce regulatory strangleholds on businesses, … Read More

Session Wrap-Up and Overview

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Session ended here in Raleigh a couple of weeks ago and myself along with the other Senate Republicans have stood by our campaign promises and delivered. We didn’t raise taxes, we lowered them. We strengthened gun owner’s rights, lowered the budget, provided meaningful tax reform, and we passed sweeping changes to the state’s regulatory environment that will simplify outdated rules … Read More

Sen. Meredith Makes History – Senate Overrides Veto

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The North Carolina General Assembly made history today by voting to override Governor Perdue’s veto of the State Budget, 31-19. Senator Meredith and the rest of the General Assembly worked tirelessly to provide a bipartisan, fiscally responsible, sound budget. Governor Perdue acted recklessly in vetoing it, refusing to cooperate with the Republican Leadership and panning to her liberal base. This … Read More

Restored Funding for Cumberland County Projects

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Click HERE or on the video link to the left to watch Senator Meredith discuss the funding he was able to restore for projects like the Botanical Gardens in Cumberland County. I am hard at work trying to restore and continue as much funding to my district as possible and intend to keep you all updated as the process continues. Be sure to look at my … Read More

In Honor of Our Service Members and Families…

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I want to personally thank each and every veteran and soldier who has fought for our country. Memorial Day is a day for us to remember not only those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, but to honor those who continue to do so. We have thousands of those who serve in our District 19 and I think we can … Read More

Senator Meredith Interview with Curtis Wright

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Senator Meredith appeared OnMic with Curtis Wright on May 13, 2011. Curtis and Sen. Meredith covered a multitude of topics including education, the budget and other legislation being considered. Follow the LINK to listen to the discussion. Senator Meredith’s piece is under “SEGMENTS” May 13, 2011.

Road to Energy Independence

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Gas prices are skyrocketing – putting pressure on your wallet and further wounding a slowly-recovering economy. With unrest in the Middle East, we’re unlikely to see prices fall dramatically any time soon. Yet President Obama and others in Washington refuse to explore the vast American energy supplies off our coasts. In the state Senate, we passed a bipartisan bill this … Read More

Fighting for Health Care Reform

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In March, the governor vetoed a bill we passed that would have given North Carolinians the freedom to opt out of major parts of President Obama’s overreaching federal health care law. Since she and Attorney General Roy Cooper refuse to protect the constitutional rights of North Carolinians, we filed a brief this week challenging the health care law, which criminalizes … Read More

Osama bin Laden is Dead

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This past week we joined all Americans in congratulating our troops on a job well done by finding the conspirator behind the horrible events of 9-11. Our troops, many of whom have spent time at Fort Bragg, have given up everything including their lives, to protect our country and make the world a safer place. All of this culminated on … Read More