Neighbors on Call's Weekly Policy Update for 5/24/21


Fair Representation


  • On Wednesday lawmakers in the NC Senate advanced a bill that would allow cities and towns to delay their council elections until spring of 2022 if districts can’t be redrawn in time for November 2021 elections. SB 722 responds to the delay in census data that may make it impossible to complete redistricting in time to hold elections at the usual time. Not all municipalities would delay elections if the bill passes since some do not create districts based on population, but those that do would be required to hold public hearings before delaying their election.

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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 5/24/21


Fair Representation


  • On Wednesday lawmakers in the NC Senate advanced a bill that would allow cities and towns to delay their council elections until spring of 2022 if districts can’t be redrawn in time for November 2021 elections. SB 722 responds to the delay in census data that may make it impossible to complete redistricting in time to hold elections at the usual time. Not all municipalities would delay elections if the bill passes since some do not create districts based on population, but those that do would be required to hold public hearings before delaying their election.

Education


Economic and Housing Policy



Health Care Policy

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