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Going into the November 4 midterm elections, Democrats held a 55-45 (two Independents caucus with the Democrats) seat advantage in the Senate while Republicans held a 234-201 advantage in the House. With several races still...more
The North Carolina General Assembly has completed its 2014 session. During this “short session,” Legislators focused primarily on adjusting the second year of the State budget enacted last year, but also considered a number...more
The General Assembly’s Short Session began 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
Waning Days -
As the legislature begins to wind down, nearing adjournment, tension seems to just be getting wound up. Disagreements have been prevalent between the House and the Senate over Medicaid, teacher pay, Common...more
Symptoms of Adjournment -
Signs you are near adjournment may include but are not limited to a budget conference committee, bills being stripped to carry sweeping policy changes moving very quickly, bills held hostage...more
The House and Senate will be back in session Monday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m. As June – otherwise dubbed “budget month” – ticks away, both chambers have four session days scheduled next week, and the House Appropriations...more
Conflicting Budgets -
After giving its final approval to their version of the state budget just after midnight Saturday morning, the Senate took a long weekend, not returning to Raleigh until Wednesday. The budget...more
After a three-week break for the primary election and the Memorial Day holiday, the House and Senate will reconvene on Monday and continue with session days on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. With less than a month to go...more
The General Assembly’s Short Session will begin next week, 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...more
Returning from a two-week recess, Congress faces a quickly tightening legislative calendar over the next three months before the month-long August recess. During that time there are additional breaks scheduled for Memorial...more
South Carolina General Assembly -
The S.C. House and Senate are on furlough for the remainder of this week and will return on April 29. The House Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee on Ethics Reform will meet...more
The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. In previous years, sessions have ended just minutes before midnight on the 30th legislative day. This year was different. As soon as both...more
Last year, President Obama issued Executive Order 13650 which requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) to publish a Request for Information (“RFI”) to identify issues related to modernizing the...more
The Elevator Speech Overview -
On Tuesday evening, President Obama went from “Yes, We Can” to “Yes, I can” and from bold to bite size policy initiatives in his sixth State of the Union (SOTU) address. Focusing...more
The General Assembly has officially completed its business for the 2013 long session. The 2014 short session will begin on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more
Last night, Congress failed to reach an agreement to continue funding government operations beyond the end of Fiscal Year 2013. The federal government is, consequently, in the process of shutting-down a significant portion of...more
The Minnesota Legislature has an unusually long interim period between sessions this time around. The 2013 session ended on May 20th and the 2014 session is set to convene on February 25, 2014 – more than nine months later....more
In This Issue: Legislature Enters Final Stretch; Appropriators Receive Bad News Regarding Revenue Forecast; Tax Reform Proposal Officially Rolled Out; Major Initiatives of the Governor Topic of Debate...
Momentum is growing in the legislature as the clock ticks toward adjournment. Emotions ran high as legislators worked well into the night during a demanding three-day legislative week. While several significant pieces of...more
A quiet week in Augusta. The House and Senate did not meet and only five Committees met to work on legislation. When the Legislature returns next week, there will be less than two months to go until the statutory adjournment...more
On April 10, the Treasury Department released its “General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2014 Revenue Proposals.” Known as the “Green Book,” the document provides an explanation of the Administration’s FY...more
In the face of strong criticism by the business community that regulations were holding back the economy and job creation, in 2011 the White House began putting the brakes on numerous initiatives that were working their way...more
President Obama became only the second Democratic president to win reelection since Franklin Roosevelt (Bill Clinton being the other), winning both the popular and Electoral College votes. Along with...more
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Sometimes no news is big news at the capitol. This week, the lack of action on two topics made news.
Last week we reported the nuclear power bill (HF561) was amended in subcommittee and voted out to be considered in...more
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