Legislative Update for 02/20/17

The General Assembly 2017 long session picked up speed last week with floor votes by both the House and Senate and a variety of committee meetings.  One item already adopted by the House and given tentative approval by the Senate is a 25 percent reduction in the...

Legislative Update for 02/13/17

This week the slower-than-normal pace of session began to pick up some steam, though committee meetings were few and only one bill passed its chamber. The ongoing court battle between Gov. Cooper and legislative leaders continued, with a three-judge Superior Court...

Legislative Update for 02/06/17

The legislature continued its slow start with no committee hearings, only a few bills being introduced, and no action taken yet on any legislation. Despite the lack of legislative progress, the Senate did announce its confirmation process for Gov. Cooper’s cabinet...

Legislative Update for 01/27/17

The 2017-2018 session of the North Carolina General Assembly began in earnest this week. After an organizational session earlier this month, there was a two-week break for office moves, committee assignments, and last-minute fundraisers. This week, despite no...

Legislative Update for 07/06/16

At 11:58 p.m. on Friday July 1st, the House and Senate joined in a ceremonial “dropping of the hankie” as the 2015-2016 session of the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned “sine die.” This was the earliest adjournment in many years, and (just) met the goal of...