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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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Governor Signs Martin Bill to Help Military Spouses

Governor Bev Perdue signed HB799 into law in a ceremony in Goldsboro, the home of Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base.  HB799 was introduced by Rep. Grier Martin (D-Wake)  and Rep. Ric Killian (R-Mecklenburg). The new law will make it easier for military spouses with another state’s professional license to obtain a comparable license in North Carolina. [...]
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Martin Will Not Seek 5th Term

Rep. Grier Martin made the following comments at a press conference today: “The abusive redistricting plan enacted this year did many things. It seeks to racially re-segregate the state. It splits a stunning number of precincts, sowing confusion and putting up barriers to voting. And, it targets female legislators. One way the plan targets women [...]
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Reading to Preschoolers

Grier visited Harp’s Mill Creative School in North Raleigh yesterday.  In addition to hearing about the great support Smart Start provides to schools in North Carolina, Grier got a chance to read to a preschool class.  The book was “I Am Small” about a baby penguin in a big world.
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Secretary of Defense appoints Martin to Advisory Board

Rep. Grier Martin has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to a three-year term on the Reserve Forces Policy Board. The 20-member board serves as an independent advisor directly to the Secretary of Defense on strategies, policies and practices intended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of military reserve forces from all [...]
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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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Rep. Martin Speaks to American Legion Post 116

Rep. Grier Martin addressed the monthly meeting of American Legion Post 116 in Fuquay-Varina.  After a well-prepared grilled dinner, Rep. Martin spoke about things the legislature has done to help North Carolina veterans and military families.  Post members also expressed several concerns, with jobs and employment at the top of the list.
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Grier at NC State ROTC ceremony

The N.C. State ROTC Department held a change of command ceremony August 19. Rep. Grier Martin attended the event where Lt. Col. Ken Ratashak turned over command to Lt. Col. Randall Wheeler.  Lt. Col. Ratashak has been at N.C. State since 2008 and is retiring from the Army.
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Rep. Martin Speaks to Financial Executives

Rep. Grier Martin recently addressed a large group of financial executives.  The Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG) invited Grier to talk about issues facing government in our state.  Grier talked about the increasing influence of money in politics and the growing partisan divide.  While promising no certain cure for these ills, Grier noted that public [...]
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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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