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Martin calls for teacher pay raise to national average on “Capital Tonight”

Rep. Grier Martin appeared on News 14′s “Capital Tonight” program this week.  Interviewed by News 14′s Tim Boyum, Martin noted he was glad to see the Governor and legislative leaders say they wanted a teacher pay increase in the coming short session.  However, Martin said that a one-time raise is inadequate and anything less than [...]
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Capital Area Veterans Stand Down

Rep. Grier Martin spoke at the 2013 Capital Area Veterans Stand Down held October 18.  The event is held yearly at the South Wilmington St. Center and is aimed at helping homeless veterans get off the streets. Over 40 federal, state, local and non-profit agencies to provide information and services to homeless veterans.  Martin’s legislative [...]
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British Wounded Warriors Try NC Motorsports

A group of British wounded warriors from Mission Motorsport spent a week in North Carolina, hosted by the USO of North Carolina, getting a taste of American racing. Mission Motorsport is the official motorsports charity of the British armed forces and works to “aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations [...]
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Grier returns to House

Rep. Grier Martin was sworn in Monday evening to begin his 5th term in the North Carolina House of Representatives.  After six months out of office, Martin was selected by Wake County Democrats to succeed his friend Rep. Deborah Ross.  Ross retired to serve as the counsel for Triangle Transit. For news coverage see: The [...]
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Grier Martin to Seek Return to NC House

Former 4-term legislator Grier Martin will seek the House District 34 seat being vacated by Rep. Deborah Ross.  Ross will resign to take a position as General Counsel with the Triangle Transit Authority. “It was my privilege to represent the people of District 34 for 8 years. After being double bunked with my friend Rep. [...]
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Martin Law Helps Troops Cast Ballots

Rep. Grier Martin has worked hard to help military and overseas voters cast a ballot.  The statistics are in from the 2012 elections and show that the efforts of Martin and his co-sponsor on H.B. 614 Rep. Ric Killian have paid off.  According to Gerry Cohen, Director of the Bill drafting Section at the NC [...]
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Garage Owners Name Martin “Legislator of the Year”

  The Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina (IGONC) named Rep. Grier Martin their “Legislator of the Year” at their annual Automotive and Service Technology Expo in October.  The award was presented in recognition of Martin’s “outstanding leadership and support of the North Carolina automotive aftermarket industry”. IGONC is the largest organization in the state that [...]
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Grier Recognized for Protecting Environment

Rep. Grier Martin spoke today at a press conference recognizing legislators with a 100% record on environmental issues by Environment NC.  Joined by Rep. Deborah Ross, Rep. Garland Pierce, Rep. Jennifer Weiss, Rep. Marian McLawhorn, and Rep. Pricey Harrison, Martin talked about  fighting for clean air and safe drinking water and the importance of green [...]
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Grier Speaks to Retired Teachers

Rep. Grier Martin spoke at today’s meeting of the Wake County Chapter of the North Carolina Retired School Personnel (NCRSP).  Grier discussed his opposition to the drastic cuts to education passed by the General Assembly this year and heard concerns from retirees about their benefits and other issues.  Several other members of the General Assembly [...]
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Grier Honored for Bringing “Sunshine” to Politics

Rep. Grier Martin was one of a select group of legislators to receive Democracy NC’s “Sunshine Award” for campaign finance transparency.  Fewer than 15% of North Carolina legislators were honored for submitting campaign finance disclosures that promote openness. “At a time of intense partisan wrangling, it’s great to see so many legislators across ideological and [...]
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