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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. Smith Provides Insight Into State Budget, ‘Yes’ Vote

Rep. Smith Provides Insight Into State Budget, ‘Yes’ Vote

– From the office of Rep. Raymond E. Smith, Jr. – North Carolina has not had a State Budget since the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The consequence of this failure of leadership has been lost opportunities to invest in public education and other public services.  This week the General Assembly passed a State Budget and Governor…read more »

GUEST OP-ED: Sound Basic Education For Every Child

GUEST OP-ED: Sound Basic Education For Every Child

– Editorial Opinion Submitted By Representative Raymond E. Smith. Jr. – Sound Basic Education for Every Child North Carolina used to be a leader in public education, particularly in the Southeast.  Unfortunately, we are no longer leaders but seem content to be mediocre in most areas and downright poor in others. We are not doing…read more »

OP-ED: Rep Smith Pushes For Fair Distribution Of COVID Funds

OP-ED: Rep Smith Pushes For Fair Distribution Of COVID Funds

– Editorial/Opinion from Rep. Raymond E. Smith, Jr. –   Many Tier 1 Counties (including Sampson & Wayne), did not get their fair share of Covid-19 relief funds.  Many of the most needy areas of our state were left behind.  Our Chambers of Commerce were left out, as well as the historically underserved communities.  This…read more »

OP-ED: Rep. Smith Honors Teacher Appreciation Week

OP-ED: Rep. Smith Honors Teacher Appreciation Week

– Editorial/Opinion from Rep. Raymond E. Smith, Jr. – The current school year has been the challenge of a lifetime. Online / Virtual learning became an unexpected necessity. Many parents, whether they were prepared or not, had to balance busy work and home lives with helping their children with virtual school. During this Teacher Appreciation…read more »

Rep. Smith Elected To Serve As N.C. House Democratic Minority Whip

Rep. Smith Elected To Serve As N.C. House Democratic Minority Whip

State Legislator Representative Raymond E. Smith, Jr., of Goldsboro, has been elected Minority Whip by the House Democratic caucus in the North Carolina General Assembly. The Democratic caucus voted unanimously for Smith, a 2nd term Democrat who serves House District 21 in Sampson and Wayne counties. The caucus also selected Democrats Rep. Amos Quick, serving…read more »

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