Entries by Gale Adcock

Magistrate Recusal and Firearms

After the House budget passed at the end of May, House committees kicked back into high gear and House sessions got very interesting—again. Here’s a sample of what we discussed and voted on in June. SB2, Magistrates Recusal for Civil Ceremonies.  Believe it or not this was just one bill that resulted in heated debate […]

State Budget Negotiations

April showers bring May flowers…and budget negotiations Each odd year, in the long session of the legislative biennium, the Governor releases his/her budget to the legislature—kicking off the budget making process. The House and Senate alternate crafting their own budget versions and 2015 was the House’s turn to go first. After months of informational committee meetings […]

Alternative Water Quality?

Water, water everywhere…but not a drop to drink? Our state’s drinking water is a precious and life-sustaining resource. That’s why I voted against HB 630, Alternate Water Quality Protection for Falls Lake, that seeks to study the use of Solar Bees in that drinking water source. 2013 legislation added these devices to Jordan Lake and the Jordan […]

Medicaid Expansion, Redistricting and Petition Protests

Medicaid expansion will create jobs and save lives I was proud to introduce legislation this week that will clear the way for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. Expanding Medicaid will help 500,000 North Carolinians receive health insurance and create over 50,000 good-paying, permanent jobs. The refusal to expand Medicaid sends billions of of tax dollars […]