Op-Ed by Senator Chuck Edwards One Judge Overrules the Will of NC Citizens January 13, 2020
Since I have served in NC Senate I have been hearing that our society may be in the midst of a constitutional crisis. I am reminded by more and more citizens that through their rulings and opinions, often judges are making law from the bench that would otherwise be the duty of the legislature. Perhaps they are right.
The North Carolina Chamber of Commerce recognized state Sen. Chuck Edwards and Rep. Jake Johnson as 2019 “Jobs Champions” in its annual How They Voted report. The report details lawmakers’ voting records on key bills identified as critical to preserving and enhancing a favorable climate for business and job creation in North Carolina.
Frank Morris’ family are now dedicated to seeing the Firefighters Fighting Cancer Act, HB 520, which has stalled in the state Senate since May, taken up, passed and signed by Gov. Roy Cooper to ensure other firefighters are more adequately compensated after being diagnosed with cancer, which is now the No. 1 cause of firefighter deaths in the country.
Local candidates began filing for public office Monday for the 2020 General Elections. Filing will run until Dec. 20.
Locally, next year’s races include all of Henderson County’s representatives in the N.C. General Assembly, two spots on the Board of Commissioners and four seats on the School Board.
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