I hope everyone is having a nice week and looking forward to Halloween. I have spent the past two weeks catching up on things at the farm.
We are finishing up getting in our sweet potatoes and peanuts, and have also planted strawberries for next season. Right now, members of the General Assembly are waiting on our interim committee assignments and will start holding committee meetings once they are assigned.
The interim gives legislators time to see how the laws we have passed are being administered and to study new issues that may require legislation when the General Assembly goes back into session. It is also a time for legislators to spend time back home, catching up with work, family matters, and the needs of their district.
I am planning on having my Raleigh staff join me in the district every few weeks so they can get to interact with the constituents one-on-one and see first-hand the issues facing our district and eastern North Carolina.
Question of the Week
Thank you to everyone who gave their opinion on the tobacco carve-out in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We did not have a single response in favor of the trade deal with the tobacco cave-out in it. My office has been in contact with our delegation in Washington D.C. to let them know our opposition to the deal.
This week, I would like to hear what everyone thought about this year’s State Fair and what you enjoyed about it. I was able to make it out to the fairgrounds several times, and thought this year’s theme of “Nothing Could Be Finer” was spot on. We were especially blessed with the weather this year, which I believe helped push the attendance total over one million.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Brent Jackson is a N.C. senator representing District 10, which includes Sampson, Duplin and Johnston counties.