Today @NCCapitol (May 12, 2015): Deer farming, job recruiting on agenda

Posted May 12, 2015

Voters, vote, voting Paper trail indicates DHHS aware of voting issue despite response Good morning and welcome to Today @NCCapitol for Tuesday, May 12. Here's what's going on at the General Assembly and around the state capitol.

RECRUITING: Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to speak to the North Carolina Chamber's government affairs conference at 3:45 p.m. in downtown Raleigh. His speech comes the day after South Carolina announced it had landed a Volvo manufacturing plant. The McCrory administration has been lobbying lawmakers to pass a new set of business lures for North Carolina to help land a large manufacturer.

FIRST UP: The House Finance Committee will review a House Bill 292 that would require beach bingo parlors to be licensed by the state.

THE HOUSE: The state House is scheduled to take up bills raising the penalties for failing to report abuse in mental health group homes a crime and a "county omnibus" bill that includes a much discussed provision about recycling programs. WRAL.com plans to carry this meeting live online at 2 p.m. Check the Video Central box on the homepage.

THE SENATE: The state Senate is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. Currently, it has only one relatively non-controversial bill on its calendar.

THE COMMITTEES WE'RE WATCHING: The General Assembly publishes a full calendar every day. Here are some of the meetings we're keeping an eye on:

HOUSE PENSIONS (10 a.m.): Lawmakers consider a 2 percent cost-of-living increase for state retirees.

SENATE AGRICULTURE (10 a.m.): Committee members consider a sweeping farm bill that includes a provision that would clear the way for deer farming in North Carolina. WRAL.com plans to carry this meeting live online. Check the Video Central box on the homepage.

HOUSE EDUCATION (11 a.m.): Lawmakers will review a proposal to create a forgivable loan program for students who want to teach science and technology. WRAL.com plans to carry this meeting live online. Check the Video Central box on the homepage.


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