Phil Berger

Charlotte Observer
10:44 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Educators Meet With Senate Leader Berger After Protest

More than a dozen education workers stage a sit-in in front of Speaker Phil Berger's office door during a Moral Monday demonstration at the General Assembly.
Credit Travis Long / Charlotte Observer

Fifteen educators and advocates who expected to be arrested outside Senate leader Phil Berger’s office Monday night instead spent an hour talking with him about education and money.

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Local News
3:47 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Eugenics Compensation Facing Early Legislative Hurdles

NC Eugenics Victim Elaine Riddick reacts to a legislative hearing on compensation for victims in 2012.
Julie Rose

An effort to compensate living victims of North Carolina's now-defunct eugenics program is facing early opposition as lawmakers prepare to meet. Senate President Pro-Tem Phil Berger Wednesday said he doesn't support the plan as it was proposed last year and hasn't brought it up with his Republican colleagues. 

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The Party Line
2:02 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

GOP Legislative Leaders Make Clear Who's In Charge

When the North Carolina General Assembly gaveled the two chambers into session, the leaders of the House and Senate took to their respective podiums to deliver their outlook on the upcoming biennium session of the legislature.

And it was clear that both leaders had distinct visions for their chamber’s work.

House Speaker Thom Tillis of Mecklenburg delivered an address aimed at both sides of the political aisle.

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