Tag:Sen. Jerry Tillman

  • Billion-dollar tax cut plan heads to Senate floor

    Stark differences in conservative Republican and liberal Democratic fiscal priorities were clearly on display during a Senate Finance Committee meeting Wednesday at which a $1 billion tax cut package was approved by voice vote. Senate Bill 325 was then forwarded to the Senate…

  • 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…

  • Look for more tax reform in 2017

    As legislative Republicans return to Raleigh, additional tax reforms will be on their agenda. The 2017 session opens in earnest Wednesday, and the leaders of the House and Senate have said they want to continue the pace of tax reform, including lowering personal income taxes and spreading the sales tax…

  • Charter School ‘Clean-Up’ Bill Passes Senate

    UPDATE: House Bill 242 was ratified Tuesday afternoon by the Senate. The state Senate on Monday gave its initial approval to what Sen. Jerry Tillman called a “clean-up bill” for charter schools. “It’s a bill to streamline regulations regarding charter schools, the fast replication of them,” said Tillman, R-Randolph. Currently,…