Tag:Rep. Chuck McGrady

  • ‘Raise the Age’ overwhelmingly passes House

    RALEIGH — North Carolina is one step closer toward raising the age for juvenile offenders. House Bill 280, Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act, on May 17 passed the state House in a sweeping 104-8 vote. The bill would move 16- and-17-year-old nonviolent offenders…

  • ‘Raise the age’ one step closer to passage

    RALEIGH — A legislative effort to “raise the age” for some juvenile offenders has instead raised concerns about costs. Most lawmakers agree that, in most cases, 16- and 17-year-0lds should not be criminalized as adults, but the impact on taxpayers of leaving those kids in the juvenile…

  • Taylor: Latest H.B. 2 strategies pose risks for Cooper, NCGA leaders

    A compromise vehicle for the controversial “bathroom bill” could exact political consequences on Republican General Assembly leaders and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, one political analyst says. Andy Taylor, a political science professor at N.C. State University, said scuttlebutt suggests House Bill 186…

  • Eminent domain amendment breezes through House, heads to Senate

    State House members continue to push for a constitutional amendment to protect private landowners’ from eminent domain seizures for economic development projects. Similar measures introduced as far back as 2006 have died in the Senate. Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, on Thursday ushered…

  • Eminent domain amendment back in play

    A bipartisan group of House members this morning filed a bill to amend the state constitution to prevent government taking private property. House Bill 3, the first proposed legislation filed as lawmakers returned to Raleigh today, states: “Private property shall not be taken by eminent domain except for a…