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NC Legislative Update: May 2017 #3

This Week - Following the passage of the Senate budget proposal last week, the Senate had a fairly light calendar this week. The House continued to work while House budget writers draft their own budget proposal. The...more

NC Legislative Update: May 2017

This Week - Longtime legislative reporter Mark Binker, most recently editor of the The Insider, passed away unexpectedly this past Saturday at 43 years old. Mark was a friend to many including the Nexsen Pruet Public...more

NC Legislative Update: April 2017 #3

This Week - Crossover has come and gone. Lawmakers finished on Thursday after marathon sessions Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday including early starts for Committee meetings that lasted throughout the day and sessions...more

NC Legislative Update: April 2017 #2

This Week - Lawmakers returned Wednesday after taking a recess for the Easter Holiday. A short, but hectic week ensued as Committees in both chambers worked to move a flood of bills to the floor ahead of the crossover...more

NC Legislative Update: April 2017

This Week - Lawmakers plan to take a one-week reprieve from legislating next week for the Easter Holiday. Members of the House and Senate will be in Raleigh for the first part of the week, but will recess after Tuesday...more

NC Legislative Update - March 2017 #5

This week - Another seemingly deliberate week at the legislature picked up the pace very quickly Wednesday afternoon, with rumors of a deal to repeal House Bill 2, North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill”. On...more

NC Legislative Update - March 2017 #4

This Week - The week began Monday evening with Gov. Cooper’s (D) State of the State address to a joint session of the North Carolina General Assembly. In his address Cooper outlined his goals for the direction in which...more

NC Legislative Update - March 2017 #3

The Week - Last Friday, a three-judge panel issued a split decision in the ongoing legal battle between the State’s executive and legislative branches. The panel ruled that the Senate did in fact have the authority to...more

NC Legislative Update - March 2017 #2

This Week - Final arguments were heard Tuesday for litigation brought by Gov. Cooper (D) over the legality of legislation passed late last year creating the Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement...more

NC Legislative Update: March 2017

This Week - Gov. Cooper (D) unveiled his $23.5 Billion budget proposal on Wednesday, a roughly $1 Billion or 5.1% increase over the 2016-17 budget. State Budget Director Charlie Perusse gave the Governor’s Recommended...more

NC Legislative Update: February 2017 #4

This Week - Governor Cooper (D) held a budget press conference on Monday to unveil some of the highlights that his budget proposal will include. One of the most discussed highlights is raising the average teacher pay to...more

NC Legislative Update: February 2017 #3

This Week - The House and Senate Appropriations Committees met jointly on Tuesday to review the consensus revenue forecast from the NCGA Fiscal Research Division and the Office of State Budget Management (OSBM)....more

NC Legislative Update: February 2017 #2

This Week - Following a lawsuit by Gov. Roy Cooper (D), a law passed in one of last year’s December special sessions creating the Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement (BSBEEE) was put on hold. The...more

NC Legislative Update: February 2017

This Week - Off to a slow start, the legislature has only filed 70 bills to date, with 39 in the house and 31 in the Senate. The only Committee to meet so far is the newly formed Senate Select Committee on Nominations,...more

NC Legislative Update: January 2017 #2

Nexsen Pruet is excited to welcome two former State government officials to our Public Policy Group. Former North Carolina Secretary of Commerce & former North Carolina Secretary of Environmental Quality, John Skvarla, &...more

NC Legislative Update: January 2017

The 2017-18 Session of the North Carolina General Assembly - On Tuesday, Chief U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts issued a stay, temporarily halting an order by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of...more

NC Legislative Update: December 2016

A lot has happened since the November 8th election in North Carolina. In the 28 days since the election: a federal court ruled that the General Assembly must redraw its districts by March 15th and hold a special election in...more

NC Legislative Update: November 2016

As one of the country’s true swing states, North Carolina acted accordingly in the 2016 election. There are a number of close races and all vote totals are UNOFFICIAL until they are canvassed. There are provisional ballots ad...more

NC Legislative Update: Interim Period

This Week - The halls of the legislature have been unusually quiet since lawmakers adjourned the 2015-16 session on July 1st, with just a few Committees convening to begin their work. Typically, the the period between...more

NC Legislative Update - August 2016

The 2016 Session - Lawmakers kept their promise of a truly short session this year. The legislature adjourned the 2015-16 Session sine die on Friday, July 1st, just before midnight. In total, the House was in session for...more

NC Legislative Update - July 2016

Last Week - Following a fast paced week, the legislature adjourned the 2015-16 Session sine die on Friday, July 1st, just before midnight. After convening on April 25th, lawmakers completed the short session in just 68...more

NC Legislative Update - June 2016 #4

Last Week - It appears that House and Senate leadership will keep their word on adjourning before the 4th of July, with leadership of the two chambers apparently agreeing to a budget over the weekend. The Senate worked...more

NC Legislative Update - June 2016 #3

This Week - Both chambers accelerated pace in an eventful week as several Committees met more than once throughout the week with some even meeting after the day’s floor session. Senior House Appropriations Chairman Rep....more

NC Legislative Update - June 2016 #2

This Week - The North Carolina political community was saddened to learn Wednesday, that former Rep. Ruth Samuelson (R-Mecklenburg), who chose not to seek reelection in 2014, has been diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian...more

NC Legislative Update - June 2016

This Week - While the Senate was predominantly focused on the budget this week, the House moved forward with a number of high-profile issues. By a vote of 60-49, the House approved House Bill 1080, sponsored by Rep....more

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