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NC Legislative Update: 2015 Session in Review

2015 Session in Review - The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned just after 4:00 in the morning on Wednesday September 30th, 2015. Barring the Governor calling legislators to return for a special session, the...more

11/17/2015 - Farm Bill Governor Pat McCrory Legislative Committees Medicaid Reform New Legislation Primary Elections Public Safety State Budgets Tax Reform Unemployment Insurance

NC Legislative Update for October 2015

This Week - The North Carolina General Assembly has finally ADJOURNED! And they did so just after 4:00 in the morning on Wednesday September 30th, 2015. The close of the nine-month long 2015 session was met with a round...more

10/7/2015 - Abortion Adjournment Bonds Farms Governor Pat McCrory Job Creation New Legislation Pending Legislation Planned Parenthood Presidential Elections Primary Elections Regulatory Reform Tax Incentives

NC Legislative Update for September 2015 #2

This Week - The sole focus for both chambers this week was the budget. Last weekend, budget writers from the two chambers remained in Raleigh over the Labor Day weekend to continue negotiations. Significant progress was...more

9/17/2015 - Continuing Resolution Film Tax Credits Government Bonds Governor Pat McCrory Medicaid Reform New Legislation Pending Legislation Renewable Energy Renewable Portfolio Standards Solar Energy State Budgets State Medicaid Programs Tax Incentives

NC Legislative Update for September 2015

This Week - There was little action taking place in public this week at the North Carolina General Assembly. Both chambers kept relatively sparse calendars and neither chamber held any Committee meetings. The low...more

9/9/2015 - Bonds Clean Energy Community Colleges DMV Duke Energy Erosion Governor Pat McCrory Medicaid Reform NC Supreme Court Pending Legislation Presidential Elections Primary Elections Sales Tax State Budgets Virtual Currency

NC Legislative Update for August 2015 #4

This Week - Lawmakers passed the third Continuing Resolution (CR) of the session, House Bill 18. The temporary spending measure will keep government functioning until September 18th, while budget negotiators attempt to...more

9/1/2015 - Continuing Resolution Education Budget Governor Pat McCrory Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Lyft Pending Legislation State Budgets State Employees Taxi Cabs Uber Unemployment Insurance

NC Legislative Update for August 2015 #2

This Week - On Wednesday, lawmakers passed Senate bill 560, the second Continuing Resolution (CR) of the session which will keep State government functioning until August 31st. The legislature has yet to agree on the...more

8/18/2015 - Constitutional Amendment Legislative Agendas State Budgets Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Unemployment Insurance

NC Legislative Update - August 2015

This Week - It was an eventful week at the General Assembly and perhaps the most noteworthy news on Jones Street took place on Wednesday. Senate leadership held a press conference announcing that they were willing to...more

8/11/2015 - Governor Pat McCrory Gun Laws Health Insurance Income Taxes Infrastructure Legislative Agendas Medicaid Reform New Legislation Referendum Votes Referendums Sales Tax State Budgets Taxpayers' Bill of Rights

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 Pat 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 Pat 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 Pat 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 Governor 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 - Governor Pat McCrory Legislative Agendas Medicaid Medicaid Reform 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

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