Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week, we address members of the Forsyth and Guilford delegations to the NC General Assembly about legislation ratified this year. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. Name a new law passed in the last session that went into effect on Dec. 1. 2. True or false: Upon request, government institutions in North Carolina are now required to release a copy of the written notification received by a public employee who has been fired, including any explanation of the cause of the decision.

3. Multiple choice: What is the estimated cost to the state of the tax incentives programs passed under the banner of the Keeping North Carolina Competitive Act? A) $80,000, B) $800,000, C) $8.9 million or D) $89 million

Rep. Larry Brown (R- Forsyth) 1. Banning the video poker game. [ ] 2. I think that’s correct. [ ] 3. Probably 8.9 million. [ ]

Rep.-elect John Faircloth (R-Guilford)

1. Well, let’s see, one of those would be the one requiring that the license number on the license plate not be covered. [ ] 2. True. [ ] 3. Gee whiz, I don’t know, I would say probably C. [ ]

Rep. Dale Folwell (R- Forsyth) 1. Video poker or sweepstakes, whatever you want to call it. [ ] 2. True. [ ] 3. $89 million. [X]

Correct Answers

1. Criminal penalties of the Government Ethics and Campaign Reform Act of 2010, Susie’s Law, Ban Electronic Sweepstakes, requirement that information on license plates not be covered

2. True

3. C) $8.9 million Source: Research Division, NC General Assembly