Today @NCCapitol (June 29): Budgets, power struggles on agenda this week

Posted June 29, 2015

Legislative Building

— Good morning and welcome to Today @NCCapitol for Monday, June 29. Here's what's going on at the legislature and around state government this week.

BUDGET: North Carolina's fiscal year ends at midnight on Tuesday, and with no budget agreement in site, lawmakers are poised to pass a continuing resolution to keep state government running smoothly. A supplemental appropriations bill could make an appearance sometime on Monday.

IN COURT: The state Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in the separation of powers lawsuit Gov. Pat McCrory brought against lawmakers. In the suit, McCrory argues that it is unconstitutional for the legislature to create and appoint members to boards and commissions that handle executive branch functions. At issue are the Coal Ash Management Commission and Mining and Energy Commission, as well as a proposed board to oversee North Carolina's Medicaid health insurance program.

McCrory won his case in Superior Court, but lawmakers appealed.

IN THE STATE HOUSE: After seeing the bill withdrawn from its calendar twice last week, House lawmakers are once again scheduled to take up a measure that redraws Greensboro City Council districts. Also, if a continuing resolution begins to move on Monday, it would first have to pass the House before moving to the Senate. WRAL.com plans to carry the floor session live at 7 p.m. Check the Video Central box on the homepage.

IN THE STATE SENATE: The Senate is scheduled to hold its floor session at 7 p.m. and has several bills dealing with local annexations and de-annexations on its calendar.


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