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Today@NCCapitol (July 27): Executions, firearms, revenge porn on Senate calendar

Posted July 27, 2015

NC Legislative Building

— Good morning and welcome to Today@NCCapitol for Monday, July 27. Here's what's going on at the General Assembly and around state government.

THE HOUSE: Members of the House have a no-vote skeleton session scheduled at 4 p.m.

COMMITTEES: The legislature's joint Program Evaluation Committee meets at 3 p.m. to hear about audits regarding the costs of retiree health benefits and financial management at the Department of Public Instruction.

Personal care services protest Warning signs for group homes emerge amid budget stalemate ACTIVISTS: Members of the NAACP and the "Moral Monday" movement plan to demonstrate at the Capitol at 5 p.m. regarding Confederate monuments and state license plates with Confederate battle flag emblems.

THE SENATE: Senators will take up a bill that would keep the manufacturers of drugs used in executions a secret and allow health professionals other than doctors to attend an execution. North Carolina has not executed a death row inmate since 2006 due to various legal challenges.

Teacher assistant rally Sorting out the impacts of proposed teacher aide cuts Other bills on the calendar include a measure making "revenge porn" a felony and a set of firearms changes that is no longer as controversial as when first introduced. WRAL.com plans to carry this 7 p.m. meeting live online. Check the Vide Central box on the homepage.

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  • Jamie France Jul 27, 2015
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    Thank goodness this is going to finally add jobs, and help our state's economy.