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NC House of Representatives District 33

The North Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the North Carolina General Assembly. The House of Representatives consists of 120 members who serve a term of two years. Each member represents an average of 79,462 residents, as of the 2010 Census. The presiding officer of the House of Representatives is the Speaker of the House, who holds powers similar to those of the Senate President pro-tem. The Speaker is elected by the members from their membership for a two-year term. The Speaker’s duties include maintaining order in the House and appointing members to the House standing committees.The North Carolina General Assembly, of which the House is a part, is to convene a new regular session every two years, and the dates for these sessions are set by law. The NC legislature makes decisions on the budget: taxes, tax credits, economic development, education funding, Pre-K, the courts, Medicaid, etc. It also passes laws that set environmental standards such as water and air quality, tax rates, tax credits, criminal justice. Legislators in both chambers serve two-year terms without term limits. Sessions begin at noon on the third Wednesday after the second Monday in January.

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  • Sammie Brooks
    (Lib)

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    Rosa U. Gill
    (Dem)

  • Frann Sarpolus
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

What do you see as your most important priority if you are elected? [Youtube video for this question or text or both].

Education policy and funding issues have been in the news lately. What are your views and priorities on how this should be addressed in the coming year?

Tax policy can be used to address many issues –giving subsidies to companies coming to NC, balancing the needs of urban and rural areas, providing family support such as the earned-income tax credit, etc. What are your views about the tax policies in NC?

Many communities in North Carolina are experiencing significant violence. Do you think that changes to the laws in our state would improve safety in our communities?

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Contact Phone (919) 821-0425
email address rugill@bellsouth.net
Twitter @Rep_Rosa_Gill
Position/philosophy statement I have worked to strengthen public education and the economy by advocating for public school funding and building a highly educated workforce.
- Providing access to quality healthcare services which includes Medicaid expansion and women's reproduction services - Investing in our public education system to include early childhood education for all children - Building a strong economy by producing a well trained workforce so that business will invest and expand - Protecting our air and water from toxic pollution - Providing a fair criminal justice system - Creating stronger common sense gun control laws
We must continue to invest in our public education system in order to recruit and retain highly qualified personnel, provide professional development that is needed to meet the diverse need of our school population, ensure that our schools are safe and provide the resources necessary to prepare our students to be competitive. A statewide school bond can help address some of the infrastructure needs. Use excess revenue to address some of the funding needs, stop tax cuts and look for ways to increase revenues without increasing income taxes on the low and middle income wage earners.
Because of the need for additional revenue, we can no longer continue to give tax breaks to the wealthy nor cooperations. We need to decrease inequities, build economic opportunities and spur growth by creating a graduate tax rate structure that will tax higher incomes at higher rates and allow for a graduate decrease in corporation taxes. I believe that the tax plan that has been proposed should have benchmark that will allow us to reverse or change the process to accommodate the revenue needs of our state. Having fewer dollars will not allow us to meet the needs of a growing population that must adopt to a change economy as well as respond to natural disasters
Like other legislations, crinimal laws are subjected to change to ensure correct punishment for the guilty and protection for the victims . The state, county and local law enforcement must provide for a safe environment. As long as social changes affect human behavior the laws will need to be changed or expanded. Discrimination and inequality in wealth are two factors that increase criminal behavior whereby causing changes to our current crinimal laws. Law enforcement and community stakeholders must embrace public safety as a shared responsibility.
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