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North Carolina Legislative Report - September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed on a weekly basis to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the state.

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On The Floor

For legislative action lookup by day, click below:

Committees

Budget Update

House and Senate budget chairs continued negotiations throughout the week to put the finishing touches on the states spending plan for the next two years.  Final details haven’t been released, but both chambers hope to have a  budget ready to take to the floor next week ahead of the September 18 deadline. 

In addition to budget work, House and Senate leadership have agreed to put a bond referendum on the ballot next year.  The dollar amount, specific projects and date are still uncertain.  The House, who passed a $2.85 billion dollar package earlier this session, would like to see number set at $2 billion.  Senate leadership has made it clear they would like a much smaller package, citing $1.5 billion dollars.

In The News

WRAL: Budget deal within striking distance

WRAL: Budget deal pushed to next week

Raleigh News & Observer: Six issues that have slowed NC budget negotiations

Raleigh News & Observer: NC House, Senate leaders agree to hold bond vote next year

Raleigh News & Observer: Ex-NC GOP director is new Rep. Hudson chief of staff

Charlotte Observer: Days before Charlotte primary, mayoral, council candidates debate issues again

Calendar

Mon, September 14, 2015

10:00 AM

Session Convenes (House)

 House

10:00 AM

Session Convenes (Senate)

 Senate

4:00 PM

Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee

Agenda: Supplemental Insurance Benefits, Retiree Health Liability, State Vehicles

 544 LOB


Tue, September 15, 2015

1:00 PM

North Carolina General Statutes Commission, Trust Drafting Committee

Room 5003, UNC School of Law, 160 Ridge Road


Fri, September 18, 2015

10:00 AM

North Carolina General Statutes Commission

1027/1128 LB


Tue, September 22, 2015

10:00 AM

Rep. Hardister - Press Conference

 Press Room LB

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