Legislative Update for 08/16/17

August 3rd, the General Assembly was back in Raleigh, just over a month after the end of the 2017 “long session” on June 30th. The session was scheduled in anticipation of Governor’s vetoes that would need to be considered, however in the days leading up to the...

2017 Final Legislative Report

As is our custom, we have prepared the 2017 Final Legislative Report which includes summaries of new laws approved by the General Assembly and (sometimes) signed into law by the Governor. The interesting thing is that the legislative session doesn’t quite feel...

Legislative Update for 06/27/17

After weeks of negotiations the House and Senate agreed upon a budget, approved it in bi-partisan votes in both the House and Senate and on June 22nd sent their compromise proposal for the 2017-2019 State budget to the Governor. Gov. Cooper, a longtime member of the...

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...