I. Beverly Lake

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NC Legislative Update for July 2015 #4

This Week - It has been two weeks since conferees were appointed and the status of the State’s biennial budget remains uncertain. While some informal negotiations have occurred, there has been no indication that...more

8/4/2015 - Campaign Finance Reform Continuing Resolution Death Penalty Government Shutdown Governor McCrory Gun Permits Medicaid Reform New Legislation Pending Legislation State Budgets

NC Legislative Update for July 2015 #3

This Week - Trying to predict when the General Assembly will adjourn every year is a question that even the most seasoned lawmakers, lobbyists and staff cannot answer. The length of the current session, which began in...more

7/29/2015 - General Assembly Legislative Agendas New Legislation State Budgets

NC Legislative Update for July 2015 #2

This Week - After a week-long summer recess, lawmakers returned to Raleigh to resume the business of the State. The House finally appointed budget Conferees on Tuesday, nearly a month after receiving the Senate version...more

7/20/2015 - Ad Valorem Tax Bonds Debt Collection Debt Collectors Department of Revenue Excise Tax Governor McCrory Indian Gaming Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees State Budgets Tobacco Zoning Laws

NC Legislative Update for July 2015

This Week - After some disagreement at the end of last week, lawmakers agreed Tuesday on Senate Bill 534, which is the Continuing Resolution (CR). The CR will keep State government functioning for forty-five more days...more

7/9/2015 - Continuing Resolution Governor McCrory Legislative Agendas Medicaid Regulatory Reform Separation of Powers State Budgets Zoning Laws

NC Legislative Update for June 2015 #4

This Week - This week at the General Assembly was relatively dull compared to the last few weeks. The House Finance Committee used two meetings, Tuesday and Thursday, to review and discuss the tax package portion of the...more

6/30/2015 - Corporate Taxes Sales & Use Tax State Budgets State Taxes

NC Legislative Update for June 2015 #3

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and church members of the vicious shooting in Charleston, SC. This Week - The Senate budget writers were very active this week as lawmakers worked long...more

6/22/2015 - Certificate of Need Health Information Technologies Hospitals Medicaid Medicaid Reform Mental Hospitals Public Schools State Budgets Teachers

NC Legislative Update for June 2015 #2

This Week - Once again, the state’s budget has been stalled by Medicaid spending, or in this case lack thereof. The North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), responsible for managing the state’s...more

6/16/2015 - Dual Eligibility Firearms Medicaid State Budgets

NC Legislative Update for June 2015

This Week - Senate Budget writers continued to meet privately throughout the week. Senate leadership sharply criticized the House budget surmising that it spends far too much, a roughly 6% overall increase in spending...more

6/9/2015 - Concealed Weapons Criminal Background Checks Gun Laws Hunting State Budgets Wine & Alcohol

NC Legislative Update for May 2015 #5

This Week - After the House passed their budget last week, the Senate Appropriations Chairs wasted little time beginning their budget process. Individual Senate Appropriations Committees met Wednesday to “review” their...more

6/2/2015 - Abortion Marriage State Budgets

NC Legislative Update for May 2015 #4

This Week - Although the House budget was the primary focus for both lawmakers and lobbyists this week at the General Assembly, the Senate continued their work throughout the week. The Senate Commerce Committee met on...more

5/28/2015 - Appropriations Bill Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees State Budgets

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

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