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NC House of Representatives District 3

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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    Dorothea Downing White

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

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. 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 (252) 229-8260
Twitter @dorotheadwhite
Position/philosophy statement "A Vote for Dorothea White Is A VOTE For Our Future."
Current Tax policies in NC could be revisited with an equitable plan for execution. Subsidizing incoming businesses has provided some beneficial employment opportunities, regionally. inequality still exists within the urban-rural exchange regarding Budget expenditures and economical advancements. Families are in dire need of the Earned Income credit benefit, especially during the current economic climate; however, this could cause some fiscal hardship due to a diminished tax base.
The increase in violence involves various factors that contribute to this status. Psychological and emotional views prevalent in our society are two contributing factors. There are some laws that could be changed: Non military use of high powered artillery and rules involving 'shoot to kill', for example. The socioeconomic climate is another contributing factor.