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Tucker: design bill lacks ‘teeth’

A bill that would limit the guidelines municipalities can have in dictating the look of homes is now in committee in the state house. If passed, it could have repercussions for municipalities across the state.
Senate Bill 731, named the Zoning/Design and Aesthetic Controls bill, passed the senate on May 17 by a vote of 38-10. It was introduced by Mecklenburg County Senator Dan Clodfelter and seeks to “clarify when a municipality or a county may enact zoning ordinances related to design and aesthetic controls.”
The bill is now in committee in the state house awaiting a vote that will send it to the floor. Representatives will then vote again and send it back to the senate for the final vote.
State Senator Tommy Tucker (Dist. 35), who represents the Mint Hill area, said the version of the bill that came of the senate was softened and lacked the “teeth” it once had. He said that is why he voted for it.
“The paragraph that was limiting to municipalities was taken out,” he said. “This is a gut check for both entities—builders and municipalities.”
He said there has been very little response to the bill from the public or towns and acknowledged that towns don’t always know what’s happening in Raleigh.
Both Mint Hill and Matthews town leadership crafted a letter that voiced opposition to the bill. It will be sent to state legislators who represent the area. […]

By |June 9th, 2011|Development, Matthews, Raleigh, Town Hall|0 Comments

Tucker: ‘We have the resources to become energy independent’

Tommy Tucker (R-35), who represents the Mint Hill area in the North Carolina Senate, released this video about an energy bill he is co-sponsoring with Bob Rucho and Harry Brown.

The bill, predictably called the Energy Jobs Act, will make off shore drilling for natural gas possible in the state, as well as other energy exploration.

 

By |May 9th, 2011|Environment, Raleigh|0 Comments

Myrick responds to the death of Osama Bin Laden

Despite a time of hyper-partisanship, politicians across the nation are putting aside differences to congratulate the troops and intelligence personnel who found and killed Osama Bin Laden over the weekend. US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) released this statement today:

“We owe a debt of gratitude to our troops and our intelligence officials for finally bringing Osama […]

By |May 2nd, 2011|Washington|0 Comments

Lottery winner signs check over to mother-in-law

If only all mothers-in-law could be so lucky. Last week, Paula Milwood, a store clerk from Gastonia, was excited to see that her son-in-law scratched off the top prize in the N.C. Education Lottery’s $200,000 Cash game just a day after her grandson was born. Moments later, she was shocked when he handed her the […]

By |April 26th, 2011|Good deeds, Raleigh|0 Comments

Myrick has many questions about U.S. involvement in Libya

It should come as no surprise U.S. Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) was not a big fan of President Barack Obama’s speech last night on Libya. In a statement released today, she said the U.S. needs a clear concise plan as the U.S. and other countries ramp up involvement in the Muslim country.

“Conflicting reports and interviews have been coming from members of the Administration on what exactly the goal is regarding Libya and how to achieve it. Last night’s speech from President Obama didn’t really help in finding an answer. We don’t need speeches; we need a clear, concise plan. We need to know the extent of U.S. involvement, the ultimate goal, and how long U.S. involvement will last in order to accomplish this goal. Success in Libya needs a definition. […]

By |March 29th, 2011|Washington|22 Comments

House Majority Whip To Join Myrick In Charlotte

House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy will join Congresswoman Sue Myrick for a luncheon in Charlotte on Monday, March 28.

Congressman McCarthy was elected as the Republican Whip, the third-highest position in House leadership, by his colleagues at the beginning of the 112th Congress. Congressman McCarthy also represents the 22nd Congressional district of California.

“I’m excited to […]

By |March 21st, 2011|Washington|0 Comments