Old North State Report - May 26, 2017
Unlike their counterparts in the Senate, the House unveils its version of the budget in stages. Appropriations subcommittees released their spending reports and special provisions this week. It will be followed by the Finance Committee reviewing tax provisions next Tuesday, a full Appropriations committee meeting on Wednesday, and then floor votes on Thursday and Friday.
Here are the various components (released thus far) from the House subcommittees:
Justice & Public Safety:
Health & Human Services:
Agriculture and Natural & Economic Resources: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/documentsites/Committees/HouseAppropriationsNER/2017%20
The Senate, meanwhile, kept a relatively low profile this week and will break for the Memorial Day holiday. Perhaps they are saving their energy for the budget conference committee (to iron out differences with the House) that is expected to begin the week of June 5th.
In other news, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina lawmakers relied too heavily on race when drawing congressional districts in 2011, affirming a lower-court ruling that forced legislators to create new maps last year. It was not immediately clear what effect the decision would have on lingering questions over the districts used to elect the General Assembly, and whether lawmakers might have to draw new maps and possibly hold early legislative elections.
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