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NC Legislative Update: End of Session Wrap

2017 Session - After 23 weeks of session, lawmakers adjourned the 2017 long session of the North Carolina General Assembly on June 30th. The Adjournment Resolution passed by both bodies reconvenes the legislature on...more

NC Legislative Update: June 2017 #5

This Week - Lawmakers adjourned the 2017 long session of the North Carolina General Assembly shortly after 2:00AM Friday morning. The Adjournment Resolution passed by both bodies would reconvene the legislature on August...more

NC Legislative Update: June 2017 #4

This Week - Lawmakers finished a busy week last Thursday, aiming to adjourn the 2017 long session before the 4th of July. Legislative leaders began the week with a press conference to highlight the Conference Report for...more

NC Legislative Update: June 2017 #3

This Week - Cpl. Dillon C. Baldridge, a native of Youngsville, NC, was one of three soldiers killed in Afghanistan on June 10th, 2017. We are eternally grateful for his service to this country and for his sacrifice. Our...more

NC Legislative Update: June 2017 #2

This Week - On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court opinion that 28 NCGA legislative House and Senate districts relied too heavily on race, and remanded the matter to the lower court. Although the...more

NC Legislative Update: June 2017

This Week - Lawmakers returned to Raleigh Monday morning with the intention of beginning the budget reconciliation effort through the Conference Committee process. However, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily altered that...more

NC Legislative Update: May 2017 #4

This Week - The week began Monday morning with the U.S. Supreme Court upholding a lower court’s decision that 2 of North Carolina’s 13 congressional districts, under maps drawn in 2011, were unconstitutional due to the...more

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

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