Raleigh – Sen. Jim Perry (R-Lenoir, Craven, Beaufort) has been appointed chairman of the Senate Finance Committee for the 2023-24 legislative biennium by Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger.
The finance committee is responsible for developing fiscal policy and revenue proposals that are expected to provide sufficient funding for the state’s obligations. The proposed legislation of other commissions that have some tax, or fee, must pass through this commission.
All three co-chairs of the Senate Finance Committee serve in the Senate leadership.
Perry, who serves as Majority Whip, is joined by Senate Majority Leader Paul Newton (R-Cabarrus) and Senate Rules Chairman Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick).
“I am very humbled to be entrusted with this level of responsibility for the citizens of our state,” Perry said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in both chambers to advance tax policy that builds on our proven track record of success. Our pro-growth and pro-taxpayer policies have produced extraordinary results for North Carolina . In my opinion, the ability to decide how to spend your own money is one of the basic elements of freedom and I want our citizens to keep more of their own money. It will take focus, but ultimately I would like Carolina del North joins the ranks of states that do not have a state income tax.”
Perry has a background in finance and accounting, having earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is also a graduate of North Carolina State University and Lenoir Community College.
Perry also serves on the following committees: Commerce and Insurance, Health Care, Senate Rules and Operations, Redistricting and Elections, and the Joint Committee on Government Operations.
Tyson took the oath of office
On Wednesday, Rep. Steve Tyson (R-Craven) was officially sworn into office and seated for the 2023-24 session of the North Carolina House of Representatives.
The 120-member house took the oath of office and set the rules for the next session.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the people of Craven County in the General Assembly,” Tyson said. “I look forward to getting back to work and being a strong voice and advocate for my constituents.”
Tyson will serve in a leadership role as Deputy Whip for the 2023-24 session.
“Rep. Tyson has been a tireless and effective advocate for the citizens of Craven County in Raleigh,” said House Majority Leader John Bell. “I am very proud to serve with him and excited to have him at the helm as we work together to advance common sense conservative solutions that make our state a better place.”
The Chamber will meet again on January 25.