Senator Thom Goolsby http://whqr.org en Thom Goolsby and Partner James Upham Ordered to Cease and Desist Investment Advisory Services http://whqr.org/post/thom-goolsby-and-partner-james-upham-ordered-cease-and-desist-investment-advisory-services <p></p><p>State Senator Thom Goolsby (R-New Hanover County) is no longer permitted to do business in North Carolina as an investment advisor.&nbsp; Thu, 22 May 2014 21:25:29 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 55362 at http://whqr.org Thom Goolsby and Partner James Upham Ordered to Cease and Desist Investment Advisory Services Candidate Profile: Michael T. Burns (R), NC Senate, District 9 http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-michael-t-burns-r-nc-senate-district-9 <p>Michael T. Burns grew up in western North Carolina’s Jackson County, and spent time living in Georgia, Idaho and Raleigh before calling Wilmington home. Burns manages a RadioShack in Wilmington, and is active within the local Mormon Church.</p><p>A political newcomer, he’s also running for the District 9 Senate seat soon to be vacated by Thom Goolsby. Burns, a Republican, says Goolsby has done a wonderful job, and that he hopes to continue his work. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly spoke with the 20-year retail veteran about his plans to create local business--while cutting government spending.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 52022 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Michael T. Burns (R), NC Senate, District 9 Goolsby Announces He Won't Run for Re-election to State Senate http://whqr.org/post/goolsby-announces-he-wont-run-re-election-state-senate <p></p><p>State Senator Thom Goolsby, a Republican from Wilmington, will not seek re-election this year.&nbsp; Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:06:09 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 48818 at http://whqr.org Goolsby Announces He Won't Run for Re-election to State Senate Coastal Reform Act lifts cap on terminal groins in NC http://whqr.org/post/coastal-reform-act-lifts-cap-terminal-groins-nc <p></p><p>A new bill that would lift the cap on the number of terminal groins allowed in the state passed the Senate Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 21:30:23 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 36556 at http://whqr.org Coastal Reform Act lifts cap on terminal groins in NC NC House bill to clarify public defender fees owed by convicted criminals http://whqr.org/post/nc-house-bill-clarify-public-defender-fees-owed-convicted-criminals <p>Under North Carolina law, convicted criminals are only responsible for paying back attorney fees during their probation and if the probation is terminated. <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2007&amp;BillID=h388" target="_blank">House Bill 388 </a>would add those whose probation term expired as well.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 08:59:48 +0000 Jessica Ferrer 35352 at http://whqr.org NC House bill to clarify public defender fees owed by convicted criminals Bill to exempt Monkey Junction from 6 months of Wilmington property tax passes General Assembly http://whqr.org/post/bill-exempt-monkey-junction-6-months-wilmington-property-tax-passes-general-assembly <p>A bill that exempts Monkey Junction residents from paying Wilmington property taxes has passed the North Carolina Senate and House.&nbsp; The bill is currently in the hands of Governor Pat McCrory to be signed into law.<br> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:58:29 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 33964 at http://whqr.org Bill to exempt Monkey Junction from 6 months of Wilmington property tax passes General Assembly Goolsby's death penalty bill opposed by NC professors http://whqr.org/post/goolsbys-death-penalty-bill-opposed-nc-professors <p></p><p></p><p>Over 70 university professors from across North Carolina have signed a letter opposing a bill that will make amendments to the state’s death penalty law. Republican Senator Thom Goolsby of New Hanover County is the primary sponsor of the bill. His bill would lift the moratorium on the death penalty in North Carolina. WHQR’s Jessica Ferrer reports that it would also overturn the Racial Justice Act, a law enacted to investigate the impact of racial bias in capital sentencing.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:44:06 +0000 Jessica Ferrer 33484 at http://whqr.org Goolsby's death penalty bill opposed by NC professors Bill to block Medicaid expansion passes state House and Senate http://whqr.org/post/bill-block-medicaid-expansion-passes-state-house-and-senate <p>North Carolina lawmakers have approved a measure that blocks the state from expanding Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul.&nbsp; While supporters of the bill say it’s prudent to avoid an as-yet undefined obligation, opponents – which include hospitals in the state -- now worry that paying for care for the indigent gets more complicated.</p><p>States across the country are making decisions on three options under the <a href="http://www.healthcare.gov/law/" target="_blank">Affordable Care Act</a> – popularly known as Obamacare.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:29:09 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 32342 at http://whqr.org Bill to block Medicaid expansion passes state House and Senate In spite of distaste, Sen. Goolsby works to distinguish film tax credits from traditional incentives http://whqr.org/post/spite-distaste-sen-goolsby-works-distinguish-film-tax-credits-traditional-incentives <p>As lawmakers in Raleigh consider how to approach the mammoth task of tax modernization, business incentives are poised to be at the center of heated debates.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:02:18 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 32215 at http://whqr.org In spite of distaste, Sen. Goolsby works to distinguish film tax credits from traditional incentives Goolsby sponsors bill to legalize certified professional midwives in NC http://whqr.org/post/goolsby-sponsors-bill-legalize-certified-professional-midwives-nc <p><strong><em>Editor's Note:&nbsp; Goolsby's legislative efforts are focused strictly on certified professional midwives which are distinct and separate from nurse midwives.&nbsp; </em></strong></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:21:07 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 32211 at http://whqr.org Goolsby sponsors bill to legalize certified professional midwives in NC