Martin Nesbitt http://wunc.org en Lawmakers Honor Late Senator, Advance Other Measures http://wunc.org/post/lawmakers-honor-late-senator-advance-other-measures <p></p><p>A number of measures advanced today in the General Assembly, including a resolution that passed honoring the late Democratic Senator Martin Nesbitt, who died earlier this year.</p><p></p><p>Lawmakers in both the House and the Senate praised the late senator, who was from Asheville. Nesbitt died suddenly after being diagnosed with stomach cancer earlier this year. He was respected on both sides of the aisle and was known as a strong advocate for education.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:33:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 37859 at http://wunc.org Lawmakers Honor Late Senator, Advance Other Measures Remembering Senator Martin Nesbitt http://wunc.org/post/remembering-senator-martin-nesbitt <p></p><p>State Senator Martin Nesbitt will be laid to rest today near his hometown of Asheville.&nbsp; The Democratic leader of the Senate died last week of stomach cancer after more than three decades in the legislature. WUNC's Capitol Bureau Chief Jessica Jones and WCQS news director David Hurrand joined Eric Hodge to talk about Sen. Nesbitt's legacy.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:40:59 +0000 Eric Hodge & Jessica Jones & David Hurrand 31853 at http://wunc.org Remembering Senator Martin Nesbitt Memorial Service Planned For Senator Martin Nesbitt http://wunc.org/post/memorial-service-planned-senator-martin-nesbitt <p>Democratic state Senator Martin Nesbitt's memorial service will take place Tuesday.<br /><br />Senator Nesbitt died last week of stomach cancer. He stepped down from his post as Minority Leader of the Senate just two days before he died at his home. An ambulance drove him there from UNC hospital. Until Nesbitt's death, the public did not know just how sick he was.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:28:35 +0000 Jessica Jones 31819 at http://wunc.org Memorial Service Planned For Senator Martin Nesbitt Democratic Minority Leader And State Senator Martin Nesbitt: A Remembrance http://wunc.org/post/democratic-minority-leader-and-state-senator-martin-nesbitt-remembrance <p>Democratic state Senator Martin Nesbitt has died. He passed away only two days after he stepped down as Senate minority leader, citing an illness. The public didn't know that the veteran lawmaker from Buncombe County had been diagnosed the previous week with stomach cancer.<br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:40:39 +0000 Jessica Jones 31701 at http://wunc.org Democratic Minority Leader And State Senator Martin Nesbitt: A Remembrance State Senator Martin Nesbitt Dies at 67 http://wunc.org/post/state-senator-martin-nesbitt-dies-67 <div>North Carolina state senator Martin Nesbitt died Thursday of stomach cancer just days after stepping down as the Senate's minority leader. &nbsp;He was 67 years old.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Nesbitt was first appointed to the state House in 1979 to finish the term for his mother, Mary Nesbitt, after her passing. &nbsp;He rose to appropriations chairman and top budget writer in the 1990’s and began serving in the Senate in 2004. Nesbitt's peers elected him Senate Majority Leader in 2009. &nbsp;After the Republican takeover in 2010, he was elected Minority Leader.&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 03:10:49 +0000 Gurnal Scott 31652 at http://wunc.org State Senator Martin Nesbitt Dies at 67 Budget Passes, Headed To Governor http://wunc.org/post/budget-passes-headed-governor <p><span lang="EN">Both houses of the State Legislature have passed a final $20.6 billion dollar budget. </span>Much of today's debate in the House and Senate centered on the cuts to public education. Those cuts&nbsp;include eliminating about 2,000 teacher assistant positions and ending teacher tenure.</p><p dir="LTR" align="LEFT">"You cut a half a billion dollars out of education in this budget in order to make up for the tax giveaway that you did for the wealthy and the out-of-state corporations," said Democrat Martin Nesbitt,&nbsp;&nbsp;the Senate Minority Leader.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:06:24 +0000 Dave DeWitt 19560 at http://wunc.org Budget Passes, Headed To Governor