The “Woman’s Right to Know Act” (HB 854) likely faces a lawsuit from Planned Parenthood and other liberal organizations. The bill requires that women consult with a doctor, be given information on the different alternatives to abortion, receive an ultrasound, and be given a 24-hour waiting period before they are allowed to have an abortion. Opposition [...]
Yesterday, HB 650, a bill containing several provisions intended to increase the legal rights of firearm owners, met harsh criticism on the House floor in regards to Section 13 which enabled concealed carry permit holders to keep weapons locked within their car at their place of employment. However, the harshest criticism did not come from [...]
Gov. Bev Perdue speaks about HB 961—a major ethics reform law— in a signing ceremony from the Old House Chamber in the State Capitol. Standing behind the Governor are Rep. Paul Stam (R-Wake), Speaker Joe Hackney (D-Orange), Rep. Deborah Ross (D-Wake), Rep. Rick Glazier (D-Cumberland), and Sen. Josh Stein (D-Wake).
Yesterday, a bill allowing for a November 2, 2010 referendum on a constitutional amendment prohibiting felons from becoming sheriffs in North Carolina was ratified. The bill, HB1307, passed with overwhelming support in both the House and Senate and was sponsored by Rep. Ronnie Sutton (D-Robeson). Similarly, Reps. Paul Stam (R-Wake) and David Lewis (R-Harnett) sponsored [...]
Individual mandates are one of the centerpieces of the Democratic reform plan as well as one of the most highly contended parts of the legislation. Half of the Nation’s states are standing up to government imposed health insurance mandates, and now so is North Carolina. Under the Dome reports, North Carolina House Minority Leader Rep. [...]