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Three and a half weeks into the new state fiscal year we have no newly adjusted budget, and the passage of important bills has slowed to a trickle, but there's a distinct uptick in hostage-taking of bills....more
THE RISE AND (UNINTENDED) FALL OF REDEVELOPMENT IN CALIFORNIA.
The rise and fall of redevelopment agencies in California has been extensively written about, including in this publication. The history of redevelopment...more
Recently, there have been a number of bills issued and proposals made as the U.S. Congress begins the process of reauthorizing of the Higher Education Act (“HEA”). Although a final reauthorization bill is not anticipated...more
On Friday, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a $36.5 billion state budget for FY2015, which is nearly $10 billion larger than the budget he proposed back in January 2014. Before signing off on his eighth and final annual...more
Legislative Activity -
House’s Legislative Agenda -
On Monday, the House will consider and likely pass the following pieces of legislation:
The STEM Education Act (H.R. 5031). The bill would include...more
Legislative Activity -
House Commerce SUBCommittees Will Hold Hearing ON 21st Century Technology for 21st Century Cures -
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Communications and Technology and Health...more
House and Senate budget negotiators have been talking past one another for weeks now but today we have hope....more
Lots of theater; no white smoke. -
We are nearly two weeks into the new fiscal year with no budget agreement and no go-home date circled on the legislative calendar. Senator Apodaca promises his Senate Rules Committee...more
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
Last night, the Senate took much anticipated action on H.B. 278 (Rep. Baker, R-Bradford/Tioga), amending the Fiscal Code, and H.B. 1177 (Rep. Lucas, R-Crawford/Erie), which provides for the Philadelphia cigarette tax...more
Let freedom ring! There has been lots of drama in Harrisburg this week as the legislature and the governor wrangle over the final days of the fiscal year. In truth, the budget saga is not quite over yet, but both the House...more
Higher Education Act Draft Legislation -
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) will release a package of Higher Education Act (HEA) proposals this week. The package will...more
This issue includes information regarding results from Tuesday’s primary runoff races for Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Republican and Democrat candidates for State Superintendent of Education, and Democrat...more
Today, the House Education Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education and the Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies held a joint...more
The House and Senate met last week to consider gubernatorial vetoes and conference reports. The House adjourned last Tuesday and is expected to return this summer to take up the veto of S. 813 (Public Library Trespass), which...more
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE Aims to MARKUP HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL -
While not yet noticed, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to markup a short-term highway funding bill before the...more
The General Assembly’s Short Session began on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more
This week at the General Assembly was full of the hints that the Honorables were ready to wrap things up without actually wrapping things up....more
President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum last Monday directing the Secretary of Education to issue regulations that allow additional students to take advantage of a program to cap their student loan payments at 10...more
- The Illinois Supreme Court rules state's attorneys are subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
- The Illinois attorney general rules that: (i) the Open Meetings Act requires public bodies to recite the key terms of...more
This issue includes information regarding Governor Haley’s budget vetoes, various news items, results from this week’s primary, and meetings scheduled for next week. The General Assembly will return on June 17, 2014, to...more
New legislation, titled the Servicemember Higher Education Protection Act (the “Bill”), was introduced recently by Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC). The Bill includes several provisions that expand protections under the...more
Late last week, the student loan refinancing bill introduced by Senator Warren (D-MA) came up 4 votes short of the 60 needed to end debate and prevent a filibuster. If enacted, S. 2292, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan...more
House Budget -
Following the GOP state convention this past weekend, House members returned to Raleigh Tuesday to continue the budget process. House leadership held a press conference Tuesday morning to unveil their...more
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