John Saul Candidate Questionnaire – running for NC House District 51 (I)

How do you propose to get the North Carolina economy back on track after Covid-19 and prepare for the upcoming hurricane season?

By continuing our low personal and corporate tax rates. We have over $ 1,000,000,000 in our rainy day fund and a triple A bond rating. Forbes rated NC best state in the nation to do business. The people will put NC back in business once they are allowed to get back to some kind of normalcy.

If elected, what are your thoughts on passing a budget?

We passed a $ 24 billion budget last year but the governor vetoed the budget over one issue Medicaid expansion. By we I mean the House and Senate. No successful business or organization operates without a budget.

Now that we almost have the private road NCDOT database, how would you prevent any new orphan roads from occurring?

I believe all new developments should be required to build the roads to state specifications.

What do you think the General Assembly needs to be paying attention to next year?

  1. Economic Development
  2. Sound Fiscal Policies
  3. Public Safety
  4. Putting more resources into the Community Colleges

How can the State fast track broadband to rural areas?

I fully support increasing broadband into our rural communities and outlying areas. I voted for HB 1105. This bill appropriates $30,000,000 for broadband expansion.

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Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".