NC House Democrats criticizes budget delay. Final plan may be weeks away.
Republican legislators’ failure to agree on a state budget is delaying Medicaid expansion, teacher and state employee raises, and state retiree cost-of-living increases. House Democrats criticized the lack of a new spending plan at a news conference Wednesday. The new budget year started on July 1, but negotiations between legislative Republicans may drag on for […]
Saine takes helm of national conservative group ALEC
The American Legislative Exchange Council has a new chairman – North Carolina Rep. Jason Saine. The corporate backed ALEC is a national conservative group that proposes model legislation for state legislators. The group’s model bills frequently make it to the N.C. legislature virtually unchanged. Saine, a Lincolnton Republican, begins his one year tenure as head […]
A “redo” for the Constitution? Some N.C. lawmakers hope so
Among the bills filed at the state legislature today was a resolution that would put North Carolina on a small list of states seeking to reconvene the Constitutional Convention of the States. Yes, that Constitutional Convention. The last time they met was back in 1787. The North Carolina resolution (click here to read) is part […]