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NC State Senate District 30

The North Carolina State Senate is the upper body of the North Carolina Legislature and consists of 50 members who serve a term of two years. Each member represents an average of 190,710 residents, as of the 2010 Census. The Senate elects officers from their membership including the President Pro Tempore.The North Carolina General Assembly, of which the Senate is a part, is to convene a new regular session every two years. 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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  • Philip E. (Phil) Berger
    (Rep)

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    Wally White
    (Dem)

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Identify the most serious issue you see facing the community you will represent.

How will you address this issue once you are in office?

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 NC State tax policies?

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Age (optional) 50
Mailing Address PO BOX 563
EDEN, NC 27289
Contact Phone (336) 612-1174
Twitter @WWhiteNC
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Position/philosophy statement When we expand Medicaid, invest in public education, and protect our air and water we will help people and build a better economy.
We must expand Medicaid as soon as possible. Along with saving lives, it will help create new jobs, add new tax revenue for the counties, and build stronger economic development. Eden's local hospital was saved from bankruptcy several years ago. In the midst of the 2020 pandemic, they have lost business again. Rural communities need healthy citizens, and those citizens need local financially stable healthcare.
Democrats in the legislature have everything ready to go. Phil Berger has been the main block to the expansion. Removing him from the NC Senate will get NC citizens the healthcare they need.
The current policies aren't doing enough to benefit the everyday citizens. Current leadership claims to have lowered taxes at the same time of making services taxable that weren't before (ex. labor on car repairs). Shifting income tax to sales tax benefits the wealthy and reaches deeper into the pockets of the neediest among us. Corporations are only paying a small percentage of what we individual citizens are paying in income tax. Incentives to businesses can be a great tool, but they have to be directly linked to creating full time jobs with benefits to truly help the communities they set up shop in.