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Rep. Bell Pushes For Budget Measures To Help Wayne County

Rep. Bell Pushes For Budget Measures To Help Wayne County

Lawmakers continue working on the new state budget.  State House Majority Leader John Bell of Wayne County appeared on Jeff Farrow’s Morning Show on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 and 98.3 last week.  Rep. Bell says the new budget looks at flood mitigation, and he says every dollar spent upfront will save up to $8 in…read more »

Rep. Bell Receives “Legislator of the Year” Award From NC Wildlife Federation

Rep. Bell Receives “Legislator of the Year” Award From NC Wildlife Federation

House Majority Leader John Bell’s “pragmatic and nature-based solutions” to statewide flood and storm preparedness earned him “Legislator of the Year” recognition on Sept. 11 at North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s 57th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards. Rep. Bell (R), who represents District 10, was among the 18 agency professionals, volunteers and organizations honored at a…read more »

Rep. Bell Secures Critical Budget Items for Eastern NC

Rep. Bell Secures Critical Budget Items for Eastern NC

Following multiple committees, numerous amendments and extended floor debate, the state House passed its two-year budget on Thursday with a bipartisan, veto-proof majority. In addition to pay raises for teachers and state employees, bonuses for state retirees, investments in disaster recovery and flood mitigation, and funding for infrastructure improvements, the bipartisan budget also includes key…read more »

Wildlife Federation Honors Rep. Bell As Legislator Of The Year

Wildlife Federation Honors Rep. Bell As Legislator Of The Year

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation has announced its latest conservation heroes.  The NCWF’s 57th Governor’s Conservation Achievement Award winners include agency professionals, elected officials, volunteers and organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to North Carolina’s wildlife, habitat and natural resources.  This year’s honorees include: Legislator of the Year, John Bell (Goldsboro) Rep. John Bell is…read more »

Storm Preparedness & Flood Prevention Bill Advances In N.C. House

Storm Preparedness & Flood Prevention Bill Advances In N.C. House

– From the Office of House Majority Leader John Bell – On the first day of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the House Environment Committee gave unanimous approval to House Bill 500, “Disaster Relief and Mitigation Act,” which was introduced by House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne). The legislation allocates over $200 million to prevent…read more »

Bill To Expand Care For Children With Autism Approved By Legislature

Bill To Expand Care For Children With Autism Approved By Legislature

On Monday, the state legislature gave final approval to legislation introduced by House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) and Senate Majority Whip Jim Perry (R-Lenoir) to streamline and expand access to care for children with autism. The bill, which passed both the House and Senate unanimously, now goes to the Governor for his signature. Currently,…read more »

OP-ED: No Veteran Left Behind Ensures Tools, Training For Law Enforcement

OP-ED: No Veteran Left Behind Ensures Tools, Training For Law Enforcement

– Editorial opinion by Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce and Rep. John Bell – In late 2020, a veteran soldier was in a mental health crisis. Distraught, he left his home in the family RV, his wife convinced it would be the last time she saw him.  A Charlotte-based veterans organization, The Independence Fund, who had provided suicide prevention training…read more »

Rep. Bell Introduces “No Veteran Left Behind Act”

Rep. Bell Introduces “No Veteran Left Behind Act”

House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) introduced the No Veteran Left Behind Act (HB 370) on Tuesday to help improve crisis intervention and services for veterans who are suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues. The bill is also sponsored by Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland), Rep. George Cleveland (R-Onslow) and Rep. Charlie…read more »

Rep. Bell Files Bill To Fund New Rosewood Middle School

Rep. Bell Files Bill To Fund New Rosewood Middle School

A local representative in the N.C. General Assembly is trying to get a new Rosewood Middle School built. House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) filed House Bill 237 on Monday which would allocate $20 million to Wayne County for the school’s construction. Rep. Bell tells GoldsboroDailyNews.com the funding for the improved Rosewood Middle was already included…read more »

Nearly $25 Million In COVID Relief Funding Approved For WCPS

Nearly $25 Million In COVID Relief Funding Approved For WCPS

Thanks to $1.6 billion in funding approved by the General Assembly for North Carolina Public Schools, Senator Jim Perry and Representative John Bell announced that Wayne County Public Schools is now eligible for up to $24,866,346 in assistance as part of recent COVID-19 relief efforts. Last week, the state announced the projected LEA allotments. Local…read more »

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