Tag Archives: Rep. John Bell

Rep. Bell Appointed Co-Chair Of New Committee To Investigate Hurricane Recovery Delays

Rep. Bell Appointed Co-Chair Of New Committee To Investigate Hurricane Recovery Delays

House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) has been appointed by Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) to serve as Co-Chair of the newly formed Subcommittee on Hurricane Response and Recovery under the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations. “I am grateful to be appointed by the Speaker to help lead this effort to bring greater oversight…read more »

Rep. Bell Recognized as “Legislative Champion” for Charter Schools

Rep. Bell Recognized as “Legislative Champion” for Charter Schools

Rep. John Bell earned recognition this week as a “Legislative Champion” by the N. C. Coalition for Charter Schools. Lindalyn Kakadelis, executive director of the Coalition, said, “Rep. Bell understands that children from all families and backgrounds deserve the chance to choose a school that’s best for them. On behalf of the 130,000 public charter…read more »

Legislature Approves 2022 Budget That Includes Critical Funding For Eastern NC

Legislature Approves 2022 Budget That Includes Critical Funding For Eastern NC

The N.C. General Assembly gave final approval Friday to the 2022 budget, which appropriates $27.9 billion to meet critical needs across the state, including significant investments in school safety, teacher and state employee raises, infrastructure, economic development and water and sewer improvements. The budget, which earned overwhelming bipartisan support in both chambers, also sets aside…read more »

Bell Receives N.C. League of Municipalities Community Champion Award

Bell Receives N.C. League of Municipalities Community Champion Award

State Rep. John Bell was presented this week with the 2022 NC League of Municipalities Community Champions award for his legislative work benefiting North Carolina cities and towns over the past year. “I am honored to be recognized with this award for my efforts to support our local communities,” Bell said. “We are very proud…read more »

Lawmakers File Bill to Provide Employment Protections for N.C. Civil Air Patrol Members

Lawmakers File Bill to Provide Employment Protections for N.C. Civil Air Patrol Members

This week, state House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) filed HB 1001, Uniformed Civil Service Act, to provide employment protections for members of the North Carolina Civil Air Patrol, which is a volunteer organization that serves as the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. The legislation prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against…read more »

Smith & Bell Introduce Bill To Help Local Schools

Smith & Bell Introduce Bill To Help Local Schools

Rep. Raymond. E. Smith, Jr. Ed.D. & Rep. John Bell have introduced a House Bill (DRH40680-MCa-224) to obtain funds for renovation and repairs to several area schools. The bill entitled “An Act To Provide Funding For Identified Needs At Certain Schools” is asking for $25 million during the 2022-23 fiscal year and will be applied…read more »

GUEST OP-ED: Working Together To Create A More Resilient Wayne County & Eastern NC

GUEST OP-ED: Working Together To Create A More Resilient Wayne County & Eastern NC

– Editorial Opinion submitted by Majority Leader John Bell and Representative Raymond Smith who represent portions of Wayne County in the N.C. House. A few weeks ago, we were pleased to have N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) Secretary Elizabeth Biser visit Goldsboro to see firsthand flood-prone areas along Stoney Creek and hear directly from…read more »

Rep. Bell And State Officials Survey Flood Areas In Goldsboro

Rep. Bell And State Officials Survey Flood Areas In Goldsboro

House Majority Leader John Bell welcomed N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Elizabeth Biser to Goldsboro on Wednesday. Biser was able to view flood-prone areas along Stoney Creek. She also heard directly from property owners impacted by chronic flooding. Bell and Biser were also joined by representatives from the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency…read more »

Bell, House Republicans Call on Governor to End COVID-19 State of Emergency

Bell, House Republicans Call on Governor to End COVID-19 State of Emergency

With the two-year anniversary of Gov. Cooper’s COVID-19 state of emergency declaration this Thursday, March 10th, the entire House Republican Caucus today sent a letter organized by Majority Leader John Bell to the Governor calling on him to end his emergency order and allow the state to move forward. “After two years of executive orders…read more »

Rep. John Bell Files For Re-Election

Rep. John Bell Files For Re-Election

On Thursday, House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) officially filed for re-election to continue representing House District 10, which will now only include a larger portion of Wayne County following redistricting. The district previously comprised of Greene County and portions of Johnston and Wayne counties.  “After much prayer and consideration with my family, I have…read more »

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