Newsletter Oct, 16 2019

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Rural Broadband Access Funding 

H.B. 387 was passed last week by the NCGA and sent to the governor for his signature. The bill provides $150 million for high-speed internet access to rural regions of North Carolina. $10 million has also been allocated towards grants to improve internet connectivity in regions that have been underserved. Broadband access is a modern-day necessity to ensure that our local rural economies are not left behind. I will continue to advocate for our district and bills like these so that we can continue to develop the vital rural economies of our state.

Funding for State Infrastructure 

Last week, a major appropriations bill was approved by the General Assembly that will provide billions in funding for infrastructure throughout the state in the 2019-2020 Biennium. H.B. 100 allocates $8 billion towards the Highway Funds and Highway Trust Funds- the same amount it was in the original state budget that was vetoed by Governor Cooper. In addition, the bill also provides over $12 million for general airport funding. This bill is designed to help North Carolina adapt to its ever-growing population. Republican leadership on fiscal responsibility and the GOP’s commitment to developing a pro-business environment has helped make NC one of the best places in the United States to live and work. The bill has been sent to the Governor and is waiting for his approval.

Half Price Hunting and Fishing Licenses for Volunteer Firefighters

Starting October 1, lifetime hunting and fishing licenses became half-price for volunteer firefighters who have served five consecutive years. Volunteer firefighters are a key part of keeping our communities safe and we must make sure that they are recognized for their dedication to public service. At the General Assembly, we want to make sure that first responders are appreciated and this is just one small acknowledgement of their dedication to our communities.


Fort Bragg soldier awarded the Medal of Honor
NC's robust economy has led to a booming population
$150 million for rural broadband access
Fire Prevention Week
Half price hunting and fishing licenses for volunteer firefighters
I will continue to support educators across North Carolina
I had a wonderful weekend at the Owen Park car show
H.B. 75 is now law, providing funding for school resource officers and mental health staff


Lisa Stone Barnes

- Rep. Lisa Stone Barnes




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