Running for Reelection in 2018

I am proud and excited to announce that as of early this past Monday morning, I have officially filed to run for reelection for North Carolina Senate District 19. I hope to continue to work on behalf of the citizens of my district as I have for the last four terms here in Raleigh. I […]

Senate Passes GenX Funding Bill

This past month, I helped pass a bill that directs the state to tap into a network of scientific resources with the UNC system for investigating water quality and implications of the GenX contamination of the Cape Fear River, discovered this past summer. I helped introduce this measure, which highlights, among other things, the availability […]

Senator Meredith Announces Cumberland County Schools Could Receive Over $15 Million Dollars in Additional Funding Under New Bill

This past month, I announced that Cumberland County Schools could receive over $15 million dollars in additional state funding under a bill he helped craft that shifts nearly $58 million received by Gov. Roy Cooper away from what some are referring to as the governor’s personal ‘slush fund’ and instead toward local school districts directly […]

Plan to Phase In Smaller K-3 Class Sizes, Fund Special Subject Area Teachers, End Pre-K Waiting List

This past month, we unveiled an aggressive effort to improve student outcomes in the early grades by phasing in smaller class sizes and lower student-to-teacher ratios in kindergarten through third grade classrooms, providing millions of additional state dollars to fund special subject area teachers and eliminating the state’s Pre-K waiting list. The co-chairs of the […]

Local Teachers Receive Bonuses in our District

This past summer, I was instrumental in creating and awarding bonuses to educators who went above and beyond to ensure that students exceeded expectations in their end of year testing. The General Assembly approved a bonus for 3rd grade teachers who scored in the top 23% in growth in the state and/or locally for Reading. […]

2018 North Carolina Women Military Vets Summit and Expo

Please attend  the 2018 NC Women MilVets Summit & Expo May 02, 2018 at the McKimmon Center at NCSU in Raleigh, NC. The N.C. Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the NC Veterans Business Association, working with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other partners, will conduct a special event designed to Empower, Educate […]

North Carolina Announces 140 New Jobs in Cumberland County

DHL Supply Chain, a leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, plans to bring 140 jobs to Cumberland County in partnership with Campbell Soup Company, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Together, the companies plan to invest more than $40 million in this project. DHL Supply Chain is partnering with Campbell to […]

North Carolina Total Retirement Plans Named Among Top Four State Pension Plans

A recent report from the American Legislative Exchange Council named North Carolina among the top four state-administered public pension plans for its transparency in the administration and reporting on the ongoing status of the North Carolina Total Retirement Plans. The report, Unaffordable and Unaccountable 2017, highlights the importance of transparency in public pension plans, noting […]

North Carolina Best State for Business in Forbes’ 2017 Rankings

North Carolina is the Best State for Business and the only state to place among the top 20 in all six categories of Forbes’ 2017 economic climate rankings. The annual ratings by Forbes examine states’ business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects, and quality of life to produce the comparisons.  North Carolina […]

North Carolina Adds 91,000 Jobs Over Year

The state economy added 91,964 jobs over the last 12 months according to October employment figures released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce earlier this month. The data shows North Carolina’s fastest  job growth over a 12-month period since May, when the state added 97,270 jobs over the previous year.  The state’s October unemployment […]

Fayetteville Tech Ranked #3 Nationally in Military Times

Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) announced today that it has been ranked #3 nationally by Military Times in its Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets. In its eighth year, the rankings factor is the result of Military Times’ annual survey, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military […]