Legislative Update for 04/26/19

This week has felt like the calm before the storm or maybe the eye of a hurricane! The House and Senate were both out on “spring break” for the first part of the week and then the House came in on Thursday and started releasing their budget proposal. The House...

Legislative Update for 04/19/19

Well, it has been quite an interesting couple of weeks. We have been under an avalanche of bills that have been filed over the last few weeks, many of them making major policy changes. Meanwhile, committees are meeting with a renewed level of intensity as they try to...

Legislative Update for 04/16/19

The General Assembly had a busy legislative week, with the Senate marking its bill filing deadline on Wednesday, April 3rd.  The Senate has filed a total of 676 bills this session, and the House has filed a total of 626 bills, with its bill filing deadlines coming up...

Legislative Update for 04/09/19

It’s been a busy time at the General Assembly as hundreds of bills were rushed to be filed to meet the Senate’s bill filing deadline on April 2nd.  The House will have a few more weeks to prepare for their bill filing deadline on Tuesday, April 16th (bills not related...

Legislative Update for 03/27/19

The budget process continues to inch forward. Last week House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger announced that top legislative leaders have agreed that expenditures for the year starting July 1st will be just over $24 billion. That amount represents a...

Legislative Update for 03/20/19

The past week featured a number of high-profile news stories emanating from the NC political world, while legislative progress was slow by comparison. With the exception of a bill to delay implementation of the State’s new Voter ID law (which was introduced in the...