Carolina Journal report for 5/23/11 – all the NC legislature info you need for the week

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May 23, 2011 by lowercreek

http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=7797

An excerpt from the Carolina Journal link:

Key bills

In other legislative news, the House is poised to pass a bill Monday night that would allow taxpayers to donate a portion of their state income tax refunds to state government. Commonly known as the “tax me more” fund, the measure passed the House Government Committee last week in a 23-11 vote.

On Wednesday, the House will take up House Bill 115, North Carolina Health Benefit Exchange. The measure directs the state to takes its first step in implementing the federal health care reform law, even while Republicans attempt to exempt the state from portions of it.

Indications are that House Bill 129, Level Playing Field/Local Gov’t Competition, will become law without Perdue’s signature. The governor said Friday she would neither veto nor sign the bill, allowing it to became law shortly.

MAJOR LEGISLATION

House Bill 200, Appropriations Act of 2011, Rep. Harold Brubaker, R-Randolph

Senate Bill 8, No Cap on Number of Charter Schools, Sen. Richard Stevens, R-Wake

House Bill 542, Tort Reform for Citizens and Businesses, Rep. Johnathan Rhyne, R-Lincoln

Senate Bill 709, Energy Jobs Act, Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg

House Bill 845, Annexation Reform Act of 2011, Rep. Stephen LaRoque, R-Lenoir

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For the full link —> http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=7797

Contact info for Caldwell County elected officials in Raleigh, NC:

Governor Bev Perdue,   Phone: (800) 662-7952 or (919) 733-2391,  Fax: (919) 733-2120    governor.office@nc.gov

Rep. Starnes (919)-733-5931  Edgar.Starnes@ncleg.net  <– Election committee member, and Finance Chairman

Rep. Philip Frye 919-733-5661  Phillip.Frye@ncleg.net

Senator Daniel (919) 715-7823  Warren.Daniel@ncleg.net

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