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2019 NC Legislative Filing by the 4th Branch

2019 NC Legislative Filing by the 4th Branch House Bill 213

House Bill 213

Great news... On Wednesday, HB 213 "Equal Tax Treatment of Gov't Retirees," was filed in the NC House to address the unfair tax issue faced by our advocates (and many others) - taxation of government retirement benefits. The bill's primary sponsors are: Rep. George Cleveland (R-Onslow); Rep. Hugh Blackwell (R-Burke); Rep. Pat Hurley (R-Randolph); and, Rep. Michael Speciale (R-Craven).

Now is a great time to thank these legislators and remind them of the impact of their work, and we ask that you take a moment to send them an email which you can personalize. Be sure to add your contact info! (There will likely be additional sponsors added, but this email will target only the four primary sponsors.)

Best,

The 4th Branch Team

Primary Sponsor Email Addresses:

• George.Cleveland@ncleg.net

• Hugh.Blackwell@ncleg.net

• Pat.Hurley@ncleg.net

• Michael.Speciale@ncleg.net

Subject: Thank you for Sponsoring HB213

Sample Message:

As one of our state's hundreds of thousands of local, state and federal government employees and retirees, as well as active-duty and retired members of the military, thank you for sponsoring HB 213, "Equal Tax Treatment of Gov't Retirees." The time has come to end the unfair taxation of hard-earned government retirement benefits, and your bill is a step in the right direction.

All those who serve in government and the military, regardless of when they retire, deserve the same treatment. Thank you for your service to our state, for standing up for these workers and retirees, and for honoring our service.

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