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Regulation of beauty pageants for girls 13 and under?

A bill proposed by Rep. Mobley would study the regulation of beauty pageants for girls 13 and under in North Carolina. From the bill:

SECTION 2. The Committee shall study the regulation of beauty pageants for youth under 13 years of age in North Carolina. In conducting the study, the Committee shall consider issues related to […]

By |April 13th, 2009|Raleigh|2 Comments

Myrick wants alternative to current budget

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) released the following statement today’s vote on the Fiscal Year 2010 budget:

“How is increasing taxes by $1.5 trillion over ten years, increasing discretionary spending by 8.6 percent, and bringing our total national debt to $17.1 trillion considered a responsible thing to do in this economy? I voted for a […]

By |April 3rd, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

Got a lead foot? Better watch out for the next few weeks

Gov. Bev Perdue announced today that the N.C. State Highway Patrol and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program are kicking off Operation Slow Down/No Need 2 Speed to catch speeders on North Carolina’s highways. Local law enforcement agencies will join troopers from now through April 12 to encourage drivers to slow down and follow the speed limit.
“North Carolina law enforcement will be going after speeders who recklessly endanger our citizens,” said Perdue. “Speed is the leading cause of crashes on our highways. I urge motorists to slow down and obey the speed limit. ” […]

By |March 30th, 2009|Raleigh, Transportation|0 Comments

Myrick supports proposal to help homeowners

U.S. Representative Sue Myrick today announced her support of a proposal to stabilize the housing market through tax credits for homeowners and additional incentives for lenders to work with homeowners to avoid foreclosure.The proposal, crafted by House Republicans, would offer a $15,000 home-buyer credit for all home purchases for buyers who with at least a 5% down payment. This provision is identical to the Real Help for Homebuyers Act that Rep. Myrick introduced earlier this month. […]

By |March 26th, 2009|Raleigh|1 Comment

N.C. GOP to Dems: Support Obama on charter schools

Republican members of the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives cited President Obama’s enthusiastic support for charter schools and called on their Democratic colleagues to join them in eliminating the charter schools cap.  Current N.C. law restricts the number of charter schools in our state to only 100.  A number of bills to raise or eliminate the cap are pending in the General Assembly. Rep. Jim Gulley and Sen. Eddie Goodall, both of whom represent the Mint Hill area, have led the fight in Raleigh to lift the cap on charter schools. […]

By |March 17th, 2009|Raleigh, Schools|0 Comments

Sen. Goodall wants to study if DMV should ask about living will

Sen. Eddie Goodall, who represents Mint Hill, Matthews, and some of Union County in the state legislature, wants to study whether the DMV should ask drivers if they have a living will. If the driver does, and wants the information recorded on their license, then Goodall thinks this could help in situations like Terry Schiavo.

According […]

By |March 16th, 2009|Raleigh|0 Comments