Today @NCCapitol (Feb. 4): Assessing the state of the state

Posted February 4, 2015

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— Good morning and welcome to Today @NCCapitol for Wednesday, Feb. 4. Here's what's going on around state government. 

Committees we're watching: The House Judiciary II committee will meet at 10 a.m. to take up a constitutional amendment on eminent domain. The amendment would prevent state or local governments from condemning land for economic development purposes. 

The Wrap @NCCapitol (Feb. 3, 2015) The Wrap @NCCapitol (Feb. 3, 2015) In the Senate: Senators will take up a bill with a package of budget fixes in it, including a provision that would charge the Department of Public Instruction $100,000 for the state's legal fees to fight a DPI lawsuit

Medicaid: The NAACP and a coalition of liberal groups will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. in the legislative press room to advocate for expanding Medicaid.

State of the State: Gov. Pat McCrory will give the State of the State address at 7 p.m. during a joint session of the General Assembly. 

Filed: Bills filed Tuesday include a House measure increasing the penalties for operating an amusement ride unsafely and a Senate measure to instruct state agencies and local governments on how to dispose of worn out American and state flags.


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  • flyfish42 Feb 5, 2015

    Why is it that Republicans are all for smaller, limited government up until they get into power, then it's "Katy bar the door"? No local government or entity is immune from their overreach.

  • Jake Gellar-Goad Feb 5, 2015
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    And the bills coming to his desk are going to be about social issues like attacking women and LGBT North Carolinians. Both areas of policy he's supported in the past. Governing is more about behavior and actions than words, and we see what kind of focus they're having this year with how the session opened focused on social issues.

  • Jack Jones Feb 4, 2015
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    1. Attack struggling NC families. CHECK.
    2. Additional privileges for wealthiest. CHECK.