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The office of Sen. Bill Cook (R-District 1) announced Wednesday, December 09, 2015 the interim committees that Cook will serve on before returning to Raleigh for the short legislative session.
Sen. Bill Cook (R-District 1) announced Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 that five key projects in Senate District 1 will be completed sooner as a result of major transportation funding reforms passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2015.
Governor Pat McCrory announced the final roadblocks were cleared Friday allowing the N.C. Department of Transportation to proceed with construction of a new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on N.C. 12 over the Oregon Inlet in Dare County.
North Carolina has long faced challenges with aging infrastructure - and with a rapidly growing population, our state's needs are also rapidly growing.
Governor Pat McCrory announced the final roadblocks were cleared Friday allowing the N.C. Department of Transportation to proceed with construction of a new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on N.C. 12 over the Oregon Inlet in Dare County.
When two politically connected men began building new houses in 2013 on an island Dare County resident Bill Boykin purchased in 1997, Boykin concluded the chain of events leading up to the construction didn't pass the smell test.
I got a call yesterday from someone - very familiar with the inner workings of the state House Republican Caucus - who had just read my item on Democrat Paul Tine's departure from the Democrat Caucus.
Paul Tine is now unaffiliated. UN-A-FFIL-I-ATED. Rest easy. Sleep well. Go on about your business. He's courageously gone off all by himself (favoring ObamaCare, opposing school choice, but caucusing with the GOP).
A Democrat named Arthur Williams represented the Outer Banks-centered Sixth District in the North Carolina House from 2003-2011. During that time, he was a good Democrat -- a good soldier for then Senate boss Marc Basnight and then-House speaker Jim Black.
There was a big hulaballoo about a Democrat legislator from Dare County leaving his party to register unaffiliated. On January 9, Paul Tine was admitted to the House GOP caucus.
Today I am announcing that I am changing my party affiliation to Unaffiliated. This has been a difficult decision as I have been a Democrat since I first registered to vote.
Senator Bill Cook (R-District 1) issued the following statement today, Thursday, Dec. 04, 2014, after the North Carolina Board of Transportation released a draft of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
Senator Bill Cook (R-District 1) released the following statement after being declared the winner in this year's midterm election.
Senator Bill Cook (R-District 1) and Senator Norman Sanderson (R-District 2) filed Senate Bill 113, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, that gives the N.C. Ferry Division temporary authority to enter into contracts for the purchase of motor fuel at a guaranteed price.
Maintaining a strong transportation system is crucial to preserving a growing and productive economy.
In North Carolina there is a significant amount of potential for oyster aquaculture to become a greater source of income and economic prosperity for North Carolina's commercial fishing industry.
Senator Bill Cook (R-District 1) and other members of the North Carolina Senate returned to Raleigh Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, to begin their 2015-2016 legislative session.
Clark Twiddy, a Dare County resident, was elected by the Senate on Thursday, April 16, 2015 to serve on the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges for a term of six years.
As the state tax filing deadline passed this week, the vast majority of North Carolinians will keep more of their own tax dollars due to policy decisions made by the Republican General Assembly during the past two legislative bienniums.
Last week, Senate Bill 90 (Required Number of Operating Brake Lights), legislation that I'm sponsoring unanimously passed on the floor of the Senate on Thursday, April 02, 2015.
Last week, I presented Senate Bill 112 (Commercial Fishing Courses/Coastal Colleges) to the Senate Committee on Workforce and Economic Development.
This week, a bipartisan coalition of House and Senate members unveiled legislation that would allow dozens of eastern North Carolina communities to proceed with a critical sales agreement that will reduce electricity rates and spur job growth and economic development across eastern North Carolina.
Having a dependable and safe waterway passage for commercial and recreational boats is of paramount importance.
A settlement agreement has been finalized today, Monday, June 15, 2015, which will allow the North Carolina Department of Transportation to replace the aging Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over the Oregon Inlet with a new parallel bridge.
Yesterday, legislation urging all coastal community colleges to offer courses on commercial fishing and aquaculture was signed into law.
The office of Senator Bill Cook (R-District 1) released on Monday, June 08, 2015, a letter that he along with twenty two other State Senators signed pleading for assistance from the North Carolina Congressional Delegation with stabilizing Oregon Inlet.
It was an honor and a privilege last week to welcome members of our armed forces - including men and women from North Carolina's National Guard - to the General Assembly as a part of our Military Appreciation Day.
A little more than two years ago, North Carolina had an albatross strangling our economy.
Senate Bill 374 (Modify For-Hire License Logbook Requirement) a bill that I crafted passed unanimously in the Senate and the bill has been sent to the House. In this legislation, the for-hire coastal recreation fishing licenses are altered to a voluntary requirement.
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