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NC Legislative Update for May 2015 #3

This Week - The end of the week at the General Assembly marked the official beginning of the House budget process. The various House Appropriations Subcommittee Chairs have been meeting behind closed doors for weeks...more

5/19/2015 - State Budgets State Taxes

NC Legislative Update for May 2015 #2

This Week - A relatively uneventful week at the Legislative Building has come to a close. The Senate did not take any votes until Thursday and the House voted on one bill on Wednesday and one on Thursday. House...more

5/11/2015 - Budget Surplus Pat McCrory Pending Legislation State Budgets

NC Legislative Update for May 2015

This Week - “Crossover” - the date by which a bill must pass out of the chamber in which it originated to remain eligible for the 2015-16 session - expired on Thursday. Throughout the week, lawmakers cumulatively...more

5/5/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Process Pending Legislation Proposed Legislation

NC Legislative Update for April 2015 #3

This Week - The legislature wrapped up a whirlwind week ahead of next Thursday’s April 30th “Crossover” deadline. Crossover is the date by which a bill must pass out of its originating chamber in order to remain eligible...more

4/28/2015 - Duke Energy Pending Legislation Redistricting Renewable Energy

NC Legislative Update for April 2015 #2

This Week - The General Assembly was back in motion this week as lawmakers returned to Raleigh following a week-long spring break. House members were met with a Tuesday deadline to file public bills, which resulted in...more

4/21/2015 - Crowdfunding General Assembly Iran Pending Legislation Political Candidates Public School Boards

NC Legislative Update for April 2015

This Week - In the midst of bill filing deadlines, some time was reserved for entertainment and fun this week on April fool’s Day. The NCGOP arguably won top honors, duping many across the state on social media when it...more

4/7/2015 - Legislative Agendas Medicaid Medicaid Reform Pat McCrory Pending Legislation

NC Legislative Update for March 2015 #4

This Week - This week the legislature surpassed the 1,000 bill mark with 1,098 bills filed as of Thursday night between both chambers. Contributing to the influx of legislation was the Thursday deadline for Senators to...more

3/31/2015 - Legislative Agendas Pending Legislation

NC Legislative Update for March 2015 #3

Last Week - Session came to a sudden halt Monday evening in the Senate after a three-judge panel ruled with Gov. McCrory in a separation of powers lawsuit against the state legislature. The Governor filed the suit...more

3/24/2015 - Administrative Appointments Legislative Committees NC Supreme Court Separation of Powers

NC Legislative Update

This Week - Freshman legislators finally got some insight into what to expect throughout the session, with their first full week of activity. The week was fast paced, with long days, as lawmakers acted upon a number of...more

3/18/2015 - Legislative Agendas State Budgets

NC Legislative Update for March 2015

This Week - Legislative activity resumed to a normal pace at the North Carolina General Assembly after being interrupted by two weeks of winter weather. The Governor released his budget proposal and the lawmakers were...more

3/10/2015 - Legislative Agendas Pending Legislation State Budgets

NC Legislative Update for February 2015 #4

This Week: After last week’s hiatus, more snow on Tuesday and Thursday further delayed legislative activity in the halls of the North Carolina General Assembly. The House went home Tuesday morning concluding its...more

3/3/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Pending Legislation

NC Legislative Update for February 2015 #3

The North Carolina General Assembly this week did not live up to Speaker Moore’s (R-Cleveland) warning that the “quiet days” at the NCGA were done. Inclement weather postponed any planned legislative action on Tuesday and...more

2/24/2015 - State Budgets

NC Legislative Update - February 2015 #2

Budget Season Comes Early - On Tuesday and Wednesday, the various Appropriations committees met for their first round of joint House and Senate meetings to review their respective provisions of the previous year’s base...more

2/17/2015 - Appropriations Bill Eminent Domain Gas Taxes Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees State Budgets

NC Legislative Update for February 6, 2015

This Week - Governor McCrory addressed a joint assembly of House and Senate Wednesday evening for the biennial State of the State address. The Governor used his 80-minute speech to focus on a number of issues that he...more

2/10/2015 - Legislative Agendas Pat McCrory State and Local Government State of the Union

NC Legislative Update for January 2015 #2

Session Gavels In - The 2015-16 “Long Session” of the North Carolina General Assembly reconvened on Wednesday January, 28th to begin the lawmaking process. A largely uneventful first week, it is likely to remain that...more

2/2/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Proposed Legislation

NC Legislative Update for January 2015

2015-16 Session of the NCGA Gavels In - Last Wednesday, the North Carolina General Assembly convened for the first time since August of last year to kick off its 2015-16 session. The opening day of session is both...more

1/26/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Medicaid Expansion State Budgets Tax Revenues

2014 End of Session Legislative Report - The 2013-14 session of the North Carolina General Assembly, which began its "short...

The Very Long, Short Session - The 2013-14 session of the North Carolina General Assembly, which began its “short session” on May 14th, finally concluded its business on August 20th. The 2014 session which was...more

9/8/2014 - Legislative Agendas State Taxes Tax Reform

Weekly Update from the NC State House - August 2014: After an unusually lengthy short session that started May 14th, lawmakers...

And The Gavel Drops! - After an unusually lengthy short session that started May 14th, lawmakers finally agreed on Wednesday August 20th to adjourn sine die, and conclude the business of the 2013-14 General Assembly. ...more

8/26/2014 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees New Legislation State and Local Government

Weekly Update from the NC State House - August 2014: A funny thing happened on the way to adjournment Saturday, they didn't go...

Wrapping It Up? - A funny thing happened on the way to adjournment Saturday, they didn’t go home. The budget was the talk of the town in Raleigh last week and House and Senate budget writers spent the days leading up...more

8/7/2014 - Economic Development Education Reform Legislative Agendas Proposed Legislation Regulatory Reform State Budgets Tax Revenues

Weekly Update from the NC State House - July 2014: Sightings of the Governor, Speaker, and President Pro-Tem throughout the week...

Rep. Fulghum - The House Thursday honored the life of Rep. Jim Fulghum, who passed away Saturday evening after a brief battle with cancer, with House Resolution 1277. North Carolina lost a true public servant and we...more

7/29/2014 - Campaign Finance Reform Legislative Agendas LGBT Medicaid Pending Legislation Proposed Legislation Sales & Use Tax

Weekly Update from the NC State House - July 2014: The Senate was busy this week with the Rules committee meeting Tuesday,...

This Week - The Senate was busy this week with the Rules committee meeting Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings to push last minute legislative priorities through the chamber as lawmakers continue to creep towards...more

7/21/2014 - Healthcare Reform Legislative Agendas

Weekly Update from the NC State House - July 2014: A week that began looking like it would be somewhat uneventful became very...

Last Week - A week that began looking like it would be somewhat uneventful became very interesting as budget writers met publicly Tuesday and Wednesday in an attempt to further negotiate the budget differences between...more

7/14/2014 - Legislative Agendas State Budgets State Taxes

Weekly Update from the NC State House - July 2014: As budget hostility between the chambers seemingly settled down Wednesday...

This Week - As budget hostility between the chambers seemingly settled down Wednesday afternoon, the eerie end-of-session feeling began to loom the halls of the General Assembly. Earlier in the week, Senate Pro-Tem...more

7/7/2014 - Coal Ash Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Medicaid State Budgets

Weekly Update from the NC State House - June 27, 2014: As the legislature begins to wind down, nearing adjounrment, tension seems...

Waning Days - As the legislature begins to wind down, nearing adjournment, tension seems to just be getting wound up. Disagreements have been prevalent between the House and the Senate over Medicaid, teacher pay, Common...more

7/3/2014

Weekly Update from the NC State House - June 2014: Signs you are near adjournment may include but are not limited to...

Symptoms of Adjournment - Signs you are near adjournment may include but are not limited to a budget conference committee, bills being stripped to carry sweeping policy changes moving very quickly, bills held hostage...more

6/23/2014 - Legislative Agendas Pending Legislation Proposed Legislation

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