Neighbors on Call's Weekly Policy Update for 11/22/21


The State Budget


On Thursday Governor Cooper signed the delayed North Carolina state budget into law. The $25.9 billion budget passed the NC House earlier that day with a 101-10 vote and the NC Senate on Wednesday with a 41-7 vote. Key elements of the approved budget include the following:







  • Governance

  • Limits on executive branch power previously vetoed by Governor Cooper as separate laws, including limiting the governor’s emergency powers and shifting the power to settle lawsuits from the attorney general’s office to the legislature



Voting Rights


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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 Weekly Policy Update for 11/22/21


The State Budget


On Thursday Governor Cooper signed the delayed North Carolina state budget into law. The $25.9 billion budget passed the NC House earlier that day with a 101-10 vote and the NC Senate on Wednesday with a 41-7 vote. Key elements of the approved budget include the following:







  • Governance

  • Limits on executive branch power previously vetoed by Governor Cooper as separate laws, including limiting the governor’s emergency powers and shifting the power to settle lawsuits from the attorney general’s office to the legislature



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