House Bill 2 dominated the headlines once again this week, as the 1-year anniversary of the law came and went without any action on a repeal or modification to the controversial measure. News that a 1000-job expansion was at stake broke as the deadline for action set by the NCAA loomed, with the state facing a 8-year drought of hosting collegiate games unless HB2 is repealed. A proposal to fully repeal the bill but enact a 30-day referendum on local nondiscrimination policies appeared to have some momentum, with Speaker Moore floating the idea of a long legislative week ahead, but the week ended with no action once again. A separate proposal that would repeal HB2 but prohibit local nondiscrimination ordinances that cover LGBT citizens was floated, but would likely only garner Republican support and may not alleviate the concerns of business and sports leaders who oppose HB2. There was some excitement this week as the House and Senate each overrode Gov. Cooper’s first veto, meaning a bill to restore partisan labels to judicial races became law. Bills dealing with guns, gangs, Israel, boycotts and first responders all saw action, and the Senate unveiled an ambitious tax reform package that would continue the trend of cutting rates on individuals and businesses (and leaving less revenue for government spending as a result). In all, it was a week that saw relatively little action, but served as a reminder that there are plenty of issues, and plenty of conflict, left to resolve this session. Read the full report here.