Since being elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2002, our State has undergone tremendous changes. I remain focused on lowering taxes for all North Carolinians and bringing more jobs to Cleveland County. I have knocked on almost every door in Cleveland County, continue to talk to citizens across the district, and I listen to what you have to say. Many of you have shared common sense ideas that I worked to help spur economic growth in the private sector, reduce the tax burden, and protect your freedoms against the over regulation of state government. More »
When a 17-year-old girl lost her life at the hands of a habitual drunken driver, state Rep. Tim Moore got mad. When he learned that those convicted of driving while impaired could be released from prison after serving a fraction of their sentences, he put his anger into action. More »
The short session of the General Assembly is scheduled to end either tomorrow or Saturday. This has been a very hectic week with committee meetings and long sessions.
As a primary sponsor of House Bill 726, I am pleased to report the bill passed the House Tuesday and has gone to the Governor for her signature. The new law will close the sex offender loophole in the state sex offender registry. We want to make sure those sex offenders who are on the national sex offender registry who are living in North Carolina are also on our state sex offender registry. More »
All eyes have been focused on the $19 billion state budget (Senate 897) this week which passed yesterday. June 30, 2010 marks the first time the budget has passed in time to begin the new fiscal year since 2003. The final vote Wednesday was 66 to 50 in the House, and the Governor signed the budget soon after session ended in the House and Senate. While there are good and bad points in the budget, I voted against the budget because this budget does not prepare our state for our approximate $3 billion shortfall next year when the stimulus money runs out. More »