Neighbors on Call's Weekly Policy Update for 11/1/21


Governance

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Education Policy



Economic and Health Care Policy

  • Following a Friday meeting, Governor Cooper and state legislative leaders said a compromise budget is nearing completion. Increased funding for broadband internet expansion and capital projects look likely. Differences remain regarding education, healthcare, and corporate tax cuts. Republican House leaders continue to insist they do not have the votes to support Medicaid expansion as part of the budget, although it could be discussed as a separate bill. Once the governor and legislative leaders end their negotiations, the state House and Senate will finalize and vote on a compromise budget bill and send it to the governor. Cooper has said he would veto the bill if he could not support the budget but remains very positive that a veto will not be necessary.


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