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Myrick: No Gitmo detainees in NC, please.

Not in our backyard. That is US Representative Sue Myrick's (NC-09) message to Congress. She introduced a bill this week to stop prisoners from Guantanamo Bay from being sent to North Carolina. It does this by prohibiting federal funds from being used to transport detainees to, and housing them within, the state. “This legislation sends a clear message that we don't want enemy combatants and terrorists housed in our backyard,” Rep. Myrick said.

By |February 9th, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

Goodall offers senate seat–literally–for Duke-Carolina tickets

State Senator Eddie Goodall, who represents the Mint Hill area in the North Carolina Senate, is offering his [singlepic=636,320,240,,right]senate seat for tickets to next week’s Duke-Carolina basketball game. Goodall put his leather senate seat, stitched with his name and the Senate seal, on Ebay is exchange for the tickets. The chair is worth about $700. […]

By |February 7th, 2009|Raleigh|0 Comments

NC teacher compensation 14th in nation; has doubled in last 20 years

In a annual report by the John Locke Foundation, a North Carolina think tank, compensation for North Carolina teachers ranks 14th in the nation. The study also showed compensation has doubled in the last 20 years, eclipsing the rate of other state employees who saw just a 56 percent increase in pay. Hear Terry Stoops John Locke Foundation education policy analyst, talk about the report here.

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By |February 3rd, 2009|Raleigh, Schools|0 Comments

N.C. Smoking ban legislation heats up

Tired of going into smoke filled restaurants? The North Carolina legislature is kicking around the idea of a sweeping smoking ban that could allow municipalities to have the power to eliminate smoking from public places. Senator Eddie Goodall, who represents Mint Hill, Union County and some of Matthews, is hesitant to support ban.
“We’ve got to […]

By |January 30th, 2009|Raleigh|6 Comments

Myrick to vote no on stimulus plan

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) announced that she will vote against the stimulus plan when it comes to the House Floor today.
“Why are we going to spend $825 billion on a plan that won’t achieve its goals?” said Rep. Myrick. “Instead, let’s get this money back to taxpayers and businesses who help grow the economy and create jobs.” […]

By |January 28th, 2009|Washington|0 Comments

Myrick to speak today in support of Lance, Inc and its fine peanut butter products

Lance crackers is a North Carolina institution. That’s why Rep. Sue Myrick is going to bat for them on the floor of Congress this afternoon. Here’s what she is going to say:

“Madam Speaker –
I rise today to stand behind Lance Inc., a snack food company based in my district.
Lance is the #1 seller of peanut butter crackers in US grocery stores.  It operates manufacturing plants in seven states.  Lance products can be found in grocery stores, convenience stores, hospitals, schools and vending machines across the country.
Lance products have not been affected by the nationwide peanut butter recall caused by the salmonella outbreak.  […]

By |January 22nd, 2009|Washington|0 Comments