Nelson Dollar

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Nelson Dollar
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Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives
from the 30th district
In office
2004 – present
Personal details
Born (1961-06-05) June 5, 1961 (age 57)
Burlington, North Carolina
Political party Republican
Alma mater Appalachian State University
Occupation media consultant

Joseph Nelson Dollar is a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the State's 36th House district.[1][2] The district includes constituents from the towns of Cary, Apex and Swift Creek in Wake county. In 2006 WRAL reported on Rep. Dollar's first reelection campaign.[3]

A media and public relations consultant, Dollar has been active with the Boy Scouts, C.L.U.B. Ministries, and Camp Oak Hill. Dollar served as a Presidential Elector in 1996. Rep. Dollar is currently serving in his second term in the North Carolina State House.

Healthcare[edit]

Nelson Dollar voted to block Medicaid expansion with a procedural vote in 2018.[4][5] North Carolina was ranked 47th in the country for healthcare, in a study conducted in 2018 across metrics of cost, accessibility, and outcome.[6] In 2013, Dollar voted for a tax reform bill that eliminated tax credits for child care and disabilities.[7]

Education[edit]

Dollar voted for the 2016 budget, which kept starting teacher pay at $35,000 a year.[8] Over half of teachers in NC have a second job.[9]Dollar also voted for a bill that reduced class sizes and cost $388 million per year without providing additional funding.[10] Schools are forced to cut special classes, like art, music, and physical education to meet this requirement.[11] The 2017 budget Dollar voted for cut income and corporate tax rates instead of raising per pupil spending.[12]

Controversies[edit]

In 2013, Dollar supported a tax reform bill that eliminated tax breaks for the working class but kept tax breaks for yachts, private jets, country clubs, and alcohol.[13] In 2017, Dollar supported a bill to pay himself more money.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nccppr.org/drupal/content/article-ii/legislator-reports/3873/2011-2012-report-for-rep-nelson-dollar
  2. ^ N.C. Legislature Profile Page
  3. ^ WRAL: Cary State House Race Turns Testy
  4. ^ Campbell, Colin. "Speaker Tim Moore blocks Medicaid expansion, but allows a small step in that direction". News & Observer. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  5. ^ "North Carolina General Assembly". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  6. ^ McCann, Adam. "Best & Worst States for Healthcare". Wallet Hub. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  7. ^ "North Carolina General Assembly". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  8. ^ "North Carolina General Assembly". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  9. ^ Bado, Kirk. "Teachers work second jobs to make ends meet". EdNC. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  10. ^ "North Carolina General Assembly". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  11. ^ Hui, T. Keung. "Despite many pleas to delay 'class size chaos,' NC lawmakers are unmoved". News & Observer. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  12. ^ "North Carolina General Assembly". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  13. ^ "North Carolina General Assembly". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  14. ^ Doran, Will. "North Carolina legislators want to pay themselves more". News & Observer. Retrieved 18 October 2018.