Neighbors on Call’s NC Policy Update for 5/23/22

Updated: May 24

Governance

  • In the first week of the new legislative session, Republican leaders of the NC General Assembly met privately to discuss a budget deal. Though the NCGA is on a two-year budget cycle, with last year’s approved budget plan covering this year and next, the legislative body usually makes adjustments to the budget during off years. Given this year’s $6.2 billion budget surplus, Governor Cooper proposed earlier this month to increase spending in the budget to $29.3 billion, including an additional 2.5% raise for teachers and state employees. Republican lawmakers are reluctant to increase spending as much as Gov. Cooper has requested and have suggested cutting taxes further given the surplus, but it is likely that some spending increases will be passed.


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Governance The legislative session may end with several high-profile issues left unresolved, including raises for teachers and state employees, Medicaid expansion, and medical marijuana legalization,

Voting Rights The North Carolina Republican Party submitted a written request to the NC State Board of Elections asking that county boards verify voter signatures on requests for absentee ballots and

Education Policy On Thursday the NC House approved a bill that would remove North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools from pilot program status and grant them new five-year charters. SB 671 would a

Neighbors on Call’s NC Policy Update for 5/23/22

Updated: May 24

Governance

  • In the first week of the new legislative session, Republican leaders of the NC General Assembly met privately to discuss a budget deal. Though the NCGA is on a two-year budget cycle, with last year’s approved budget plan covering this year and next, the legislative body usually makes adjustments to the budget during off years. Given this year’s $6.2 billion budget surplus, Governor Cooper proposed earlier this month to increase spending in the budget to $29.3 billion, including an additional 2.5% raise for teachers and state employees. Republican lawmakers are reluctant to increase spending as much as Gov. Cooper has requested and have suggested cutting taxes further given the surplus, but it is likely that some spending increases will be passed.


Voting Rights


Recent Posts

See All

Governance The legislative session may end with several high-profile issues left unresolved, including raises for teachers and state employees, Medicaid expansion, and medical marijuana legalization,

Voting Rights The North Carolina Republican Party submitted a written request to the NC State Board of Elections asking that county boards verify voter signatures on requests for absentee ballots and

Education Policy On Thursday the NC House approved a bill that would remove North Carolina’s two virtual charter schools from pilot program status and grant them new five-year charters. SB 671 would a