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 06/13/17

The last two weeks of the session have been all about the budget. The House of Representatives passed its proposed two-year budget on June 2.  The House budget includes $22.9 billion in State spending in FY18, which is the same as the Senate proposal, and $23.8...

Legislative Update for 05/26/17

The past two weeks have seen a reversal as the Senate, having finished their budget, turned to moving legislation through committees as the House budget process took over much of the energy in that chamber. On Thursday, the House budget subcommittees released their...

Legislative Update for 05/12/17

The Senate issued its $22.9 billion proposed budget this week, having first unveiled it with an 11:58 p.m. release on Tuesday night. After hearings in multiple Committees this week the budget bill was passed along party lines, with the final vote coming around 3:00...