Senator Thom Goolsby

Local
5:25 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Thom Goolsby and Partner James Upham Ordered to Cease and Desist Investment Advisory Services

Senator Thom Goolsby (R-New Hanover County)
http://www.ncleg.net

State Senator Thom Goolsby (R-New Hanover County) is no longer permitted to do business in North Carolina as an investment advisor. 

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Local - March 19
5:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Candidate Profile: Michael T. Burns (R), NC Senate, District 9

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.

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.

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Local
4:06 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Goolsby Announces He Won't Run for Re-election to State Senate

Senator Thom Goolsby, R-New Hanover County
http://www.ncleg.net

State Senator Thom Goolsby, a Republican from Wilmington, will not seek re-election this year. 

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Local
5:30 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Coastal Reform Act lifts cap on terminal groins in NC

Wilmington Harbor
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A new bill that would lift the cap on the number of terminal groins allowed in the state passed the Senate Wednesday. 

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Local
4:59 am
Thu April 25, 2013

NC House bill to clarify public defender fees owed by convicted criminals

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Under North Carolina law, convicted criminals are only responsible for paying back attorney fees during their probation and if the probation is terminated. House Bill 388 would add those whose probation term expired as well.

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Local
4:58 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Bill to exempt Monkey Junction from 6 months of Wilmington property tax passes General Assembly

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A bill that exempts Monkey Junction residents from paying Wilmington property taxes has passed the North Carolina Senate and House.  The bill is currently in the hands of Governor Pat McCrory to be signed into law.

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Local
5:44 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Goolsby's death penalty bill opposed by NC professors

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.

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Local
5:29 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Bill to block Medicaid expansion passes state House and Senate

North Carolina lawmakers have approved a measure that blocks the state from expanding Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul.  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.

States across the country are making decisions on three options under the Affordable Care Act – popularly known as Obamacare.

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Local
6:02 am
Mon February 25, 2013

In spite of distaste, Sen. Goolsby works to distinguish film tax credits from traditional incentives

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.  

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Local
5:21 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Goolsby sponsors bill to legalize certified professional midwives in NC

Senator Thom Goolsby (Rep)
http://www.ncleg.net

Editor's Note:  Goolsby's legislative efforts are focused strictly on certified professional midwives which are distinct and separate from nurse midwives. 

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