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...

Legislative Update for 03/05/19

Last week kicked off with Governor Cooper’s State of the State address to the General Assembly, where he reinforced familiar themes, including Medicaid expansion, increased spending on education and rural broadband. Cooper also called for more cooperation between...

Legislative Update for 02/27/19

The big news around Raleigh last week was the long-awaited State Board of Elections hearing on the controversy surrounding the election in the 9th Congressional District. After months of investigation into fraud and four days of testimony, Republican Mark Harris...

Legislative Update for 02/20/19

The session is expected to ramp up this week as committees begin to move into regular business and floor votes begin. It may appear that session has started slowly based upon the number of committee meetings and the bills that have made it to the floor of one chamber...

Legislative Update for 02/12/19

The 2019 Long Session is continuing its slow start despite a steady stream of newly introduced bills and important health policy developments.  On the health front, Medicaid continues to take center stage.   Gov. Roy Cooper has been pushing expansion, but some Senate...