Senate Republicans Propose the Largest Teacher Pay Increase in State History

Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Republicans unveiled a groundbreaking plan Wednesday to provide North Carolina public school teachers an average 11.2 percent permanent pay raise beginning July 1. The $468 million increase would be the largest in state history and would boost North Carolina from 47th in overall teacher pay to the middle of current national […]

The Agenda for the Short Session

Let’s start by taking a look back at what has been done in the past 3 sessions since the Republican Party came into power in North Carolina. Today, more people are going to work in North Carolina than ever before. That’s nearly 4.4 million people working – over 200,000 more than in January 2011.  Our […]

More Jobs in NC

North Carolina’s employment numbers have continued to improve in the past few months.  In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, North Carolina showed the nation’s second largest increase in employment for March in which 19,400 jobs were added. The unemployment rate has now fallen to 6.3%. North Carolina has led the nation in […]

Senator Meredith meets with troop 477

  Last month, I was invited out to attend a scout meeting at Big Rockfish Presbyterian Church in Hope Mills, NC.  As a landscape contractor, I have a great appreciation for our young men showing an interest in our environment and harnessing the sort of survival skills that remain useful in our changing world. At […]