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NC State Senate District 31

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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    Terri Elizabeth LeGrand

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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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Position/philosophy statement With integrity and passion, I’ll will reach across party lines, fight for working families and listen to the people of the 31st District
Economic Inequality.
The pandemic has made the economic disparities we’ve all seen clear, and we need to work together to make sure everyone has a fair shot. In order to tackle economic inequality, we have to reverse decades of bad policy and put working families first. Health care costs are out of control, and claims are getting denied. We need to expand Medicaid and make sure everyone has access to affordable health care; we need to fully fund public education and raise teacher pay; and we need to invest in job training programs, raise the minimum wage and address structural racial inequality by taking on disparities faced by black and Latinx families.
The 2019 budget gave $100 million in tax breaks to corporations and shifted the burden onto working families. We need to stop tax breaks to big corporations while restoring tax incentives for working people. We need to reinstate the Earned Income Tax Credit, child-care tax credit and tax breaks for college saving plans.