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Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Budget Approved by Legislature -
Early Wednesday morning the Maine House and Senate...more
This week, in a press conference at the state capitol building with House and Senate leaders, Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC) announced that North Carolina had paid off the $2.8 billion debt it owed to the federal government for...more
Crossover is the deadline established by House and Senate Rules by which a House bill must be received by the Senate, and a Senate bill must be received by the House, in order to remain eligible for action for the rest of the...more
Members of the North Carolina General Assembly had a full schedule this week, considering bills on everything from taxes and job incentives to whether the governor should be elected on a team ticket. Both chambers are slated...more
Property tax has been the issue of the day for some time now, and this week was no different. Last week, the House Finance Committee held a public hearing on H.B. 860 (Saylor, R-York), a comprehensive property tax reform...more
All week, both chambers and their respective finance committees have been working toward tonight’s third deadline of the session, by which committees must act favorably on major appropriation bills....more
Members of the North Carolina General Assembly had a full schedule last week, considering bills on everything from repealing the state’s cumbersome Map Act to voiding a law which required teachers to write Personal Education...more
The legislature returned from a week off and started putting together omnibus finance bills, which must be out of committees by April 24. With just over a month left in the session, the pace of activity will continue to...more
In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb. -
That’s what we’ve always heard about the month of March in North Carolina. -
1. In like a lion.
3. Out like a lamb....more
What's New -
The Senate had a very short week before adjourning on Wednesday for Easter Break. They will return on Tuesday, April 14th. The House of Representatives was out all week and will also return on April 14th....more
The following legislation has been introduced in the Maryland legislature. The chart is current through the morning of March 9. Status of several pieces of legislation receiving committee reports are indicated in caps. The...more
The House of Representatives convened on Monday of last week to begin their deliberations of the annual appropriation bill. The over $6.9 billion budget received second reading on Thursday, without a proposed bond measure,...more
The General Assembly was extremely busy this week. The House adopted a comprehensive ethics reform bill similar to the individual bills already sent to the Senate, legislation authorizing a veterans’ services study committee...more
Welcome to the Snowmageddon version of the Legislative Update. What a strange week in Raleigh with cancelled schools, legislative hearings and events. Going by twitter, the only event at which a legislative quorum was reached...more
Budget, budget, budget. On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his inaugural budget address to the largely Republican General Assembly; Monday had been filled with speculation and Wednesday largely consumed with reaction. You...more
This morning, Gov. Tom Wolf presented his inaugural budget to the General Assembly. Calling the proposal “a different kind of budget” that “includes Democratic ideas, Republican ideas and ideas that exist beyond party lines,”...more
Multi-national personnel and students are uniquely important to the mission and objectives of higher education institutions. The recent focus on immigration reform at the federal level raises the potential for broader...more
What's New -
The House started the week receiving a number of regulations and bill introductions. The Joint Transportation Review Committee's Final Report of Qualifications was received....more
On the evening of January 20, 2015, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives with Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, the president’s...more
NEWS & ANALYSIS
- NLRB changes longstanding rule for deferral to arbitration awards - The National Labor Relations Board has had a busy December with four major new developments. We have already reported on two of the...more
Michigan is poised to officially ban student-athletes at public colleges and universities from forming or joining a labor union. Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign the recently passed bill into law by the end of the year. ...more
As a part of President Obama’s recent announcement regarding his executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued several memoranda to the directors of US Citizenship and...more
As employers and educators of hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals each year, U.S. colleges and universities will be uniquely impacted by President Obama’s new actions targeting the U.S. immigration system....more
The General Assembly adjourned “sine die” on Wednesday, August 20. During the interim, the MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed biweekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative...more
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