Rep. Jason Saine was recently appointed by House Speaker Tim Moore to serve as one of three Senior Chairs of the House Committee on Appropriations, along with Reps. Linda Johnson (R-Cabarrus) and Donny Lambeth (R-Forsyth).
Jason Saine will begin a fourth term representing District 97 in January. Saine, a Republican, expects to remain on the Finance Committee as Senior Co-Chair pending approval from the Speaker of the House.
North Carolina voters helped to shape the state constitution last week, adopting four proposed amendments and striking down two others proposed by the North Carolina General Assembly.
In addition to the federal, state and local races that will be featured on the 2018 general election ballot, North Carolina voters will also be tasked with deciding the fate of six proposed amendments to the state constitution.
While the nation’s attention has shifted to Hurricane Michael and the destruction left in its wake along the Florida panhandle, the recovery efforts continue along the North Carolina coast in the communities hit hardest by Hurricane Florence last month.
There is one month until Election Day, when McAdenville Democrat David Wilson Brown will attempt to unseat Rep. Patrick McHenry, whose tenure as Lincoln County’s representative in Congress is approaching 15 years.
With Florence finally making its way further inland after dumping torrential rain across the Carolinas throughout the weekend, the state will soon be able to start truly assessing the damage left in its wake.
The power struggle among North Carolina’s top elected officials has been playing out in court throughout the summer, with Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, sparring against the Republican leaders of the GOP-dominated legislature.
Last week, a panel of Superior Court judges ruled to remove two proposed amendments to the state’s constitution from November’s ballot after they found that the language being used to describe the amendments to voters was misleading.
A recent push for the incorporation of Denver will eventually have to make its way through the state legislature, which is where a similar proposal died nearly 20 years ago.
Newly appointed Lincoln County state Sen. Vickie Sawyer has been assigned to serve on the North Carolina General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services.
The North Carolina General Assembly’s Republican leadership has come under fire in recent weeks as a result of several proposed amendments to the state’s constitution that, as of right now, will appear on November’s general election ballot.
The North Carolina legislature returned to Raleigh yesterday for a special session to remove the short captions that would have appeared on November’s ballot, summarizing each of the six proposed constitutional amendments that will be decided by voters.
Patrick McHenry, the chief deputy whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, addressed his colleagues on Capitol Hill this week with a plea to end the opioid crisis.
Republican lawmakers in the North Carolina General Assembly have proposed an amendment to the state Constitution that, if passed through the legislature and then approved by voters in November, would cap the personal income tax rate at 5.5 percent.
The Fiscal Year 2019 state budget bill that passed both chambers of the North Carolina legislature last week includes well over $1 million set aside specifically to aid Lincoln County and the City of Lincolnton.
Teachers and administrators at Lincoln County Schools are preparing for curriculum changes for K-8 math and K-12 language arts for the 2018/2019 school year.
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday evening to become the 56th North Carolina government entity to join a nationwide lawsuit against opioid distributors.
More than 60 teachers from the Lincoln County Schools district stepped away from their classrooms and boarded buses to attend the “March for Students and Rally for Respect” in Raleigh on Wednesday, the opening day of the General Assembly’s legislative session.
After nearly 11,000 ballots were cast between the two party primary elections in Lincoln County, the field has been set for November’s general election.
The 2018 party primary elections in Lincoln County are scheduled for Tuesday, with numerous Republican candidates vying for various federal, state and local seats, but only one race between local Democrats.
Rep. Patrick McHenry, the chief deputy whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, will face five Republican challengers in next week’s party primary election.
Incumbent Lincoln County state Sen. David Curtis has been targeted through a series of attack ads paid for by a political action committee working to elect former Shelby Mayor Ted Alexander in Senate District 44.
The newly formed North Carolina General Assembly House Select Committee on School Safety — of which Lincoln County state Rep. Jason Saine is a member — has been split into two subcommittees, with one focusing on mental health and the other examining physical safety and security.
Local Republican candidates for county commission and the state legislature were on hand Thursday evening at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Thursday evening for the second candidate forum hosted by the East Lincoln Betterment Association.
Rep. Patrick McHenry, the chief deputy whip in the United States House of Representatives, made a pair of stops in the district he represents on Monday morning.
A slew of hopeful candidates flocked to the Lincoln County Board of Elections office on Monday at noon, when the filing period for the 2018 election officially opened.
Lincoln County state Rep. Jason Saine, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore and several other state legislators hosted the Canadian Minister for Science, Kirsty Duncan, and the Canadian Consul General to the Southeast United States, Nadia Theodore, on Wednesday morning.
A panel of three federal judges has ruled that the North Carolina General Assembly must use the map of the state’s legislative districts drawn by a Stanford University law professor in this year’s elections.
Legislation passed last year to reduce class sizes across the state has come under fire with local school districts now scrambling to come up with the money in next year’s budget to hire more teachers.
A longtime school counselor in Gaston County has shifted her attention to an upcoming campaign for an opportunity to represent House District 110 in the North Carolina General Assembly.
After his visit to the Lincoln County School of Technology on Monday, North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson said that the school was a great model to bring back to Raleigh to structure funding for similar schools across the state.
Lincoln County state Rep Jason Saine has been named the state’s most business-friendly legislator by the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation.
Members of the state’s Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee will be looking into North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools following a presentation last week requesting permanent operation and increased funding.
A panel of federal judges has ruled that the North Carolina General Assembly failed to remedy unconstitutional racial gerrymandering with their redrawing of the state’s election district lines.