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Martin Debates HB2 on “Capital Tonight”

Grier appeared on News 14’s “Capital Tonight” yesterday and debated HB2 with Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg). He argued forcefully for the discriminatory bill’s repeal and decried the abusive process by which it was passed and signed into law by Governor McCrory. Watch a video of the show (beginning at 8:45 minutes) on News 14’s website. […]
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Grier Pushes for Redistricting Reform

Rep. Grier Martin (D-Wake) and Rep. Skip Stam (R-Wake) joined a panel of professors at N.C. State’s annual Holtzman Public Policy Forum.  The topic of this year’s event was redistricting reform.  Martin and Stam introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to reform the way legislative and congressional districts are drawn. Read more about the […]
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Martin appears on News 14 “Bow Tie Caucus”

Rep. Martin appeared on the regular Friday “Bow Tie Caucus” on News 14’s “Capital Tonight”. Though lacking a bow tie, Martin still discussed gun legislation, the budget, and other issues with host Tim Boyum and Rep. Skip Stam. Watch the video here. (The Bow Tie Caucus segment begins at about 6:00 minutes)
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Statement on the UNC Board of Governors

Today, the House nominated members to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. In determining my vote, I considered the fact that one of the most important functions of the Board is to select and retain the President of the University system. I noted that this year the Board was confronted with the important […]
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Bipartisan Push for Redistricting Reform

Rep. Skip Stam, Rep. Jon Hardister, Rep. Chuck McGrady, Rep. Rick Glazier, and Rep. Grier Martin were joined by a bipartisan group of legislators calling for reform to the way North Carolina draws legislative districts. Currently, the General Assembly draws its own districts.  “The growing perception among citizens is that they cannot have a voice […]
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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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