NC Legislative Update 6/30/20
NC Legislative Update 6/30/20 By Lexi Arthur June 30, 2020   Many legislators and virtual spectators expected the NC General Assembly to adjourn until a specific date last Thursday night. Instead, lawmakers worked until around 2:30am Friday morning without an adjournment bill. Now, the plan is to hold skeletal sessions until July 11 while they...
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Legislative Updates 6/24/20 – NRMCA
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Passes FAST Act Reauthorization On Wednesday, June 17, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee began a two-day, 24-hour markup of the INVEST Act, legislation to reauthorize surface transportation programs. (Text here, fact sheet here, amendments here, amendment votes here). The five-year legislation funded highway programs at $319 billion, transit programs at $105 billion and rail...
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Urge Your Senator to Support H1225
Ask Your Senator to Vote Yes on Bond to Fund $3.1 Billion in Needed Education and Transportation Infrastructure By a vote of 113-5, the North Carolina House of Representatives recently passed a major infrastructure spending bill for K-12, higher education and transportation. HB 1225 would authorize placing a $3.1 billion bond on the November ballot...
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SC Legislative Update 6/23/20
SC Legislative Update 6/23/20 By Ben Homeyer The Senate convened today to allocate CARES Act funds received from the federal government for issues created by COVID in South Carolina.  The Senate passed a resolution including, but not limited to, the following provisions: Allocations for the unemployment fund; funding for instruction and assessment in education to...
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NC Legislative Update 6.18.20
  NC Legislative Update June 18, 2020 By Lexi Arthur   The NCGA has had a packed schedule this week as each chamber continues to move bills reflecting their respective priorities. Legislative leadership’s intention to adjourn by July 4, though possibly just for a recess, seems to be track. On Tuesday, the House Transportation Committee...
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