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Today@NCCapitol (Feb. 21): Teacher pay, judicial elections on tap

Posted February 21

This is a shot of the entrance area to the N.C. Legislative Building.

— After rolling out a plan to raise average teacher pay to $55,000 per year in Charlotte Monday, Gov. Roy Cooper will talk up his proposal at an elementary school in Raleigh at 1 p.m. Tuesday. While Cooper, a Democrat, and Republican legislative leaders agree on the need to raise teach pay and even the average salary they want to hit, they are already showing signs of differing on the details.

TheWrap@NCCapitol (Feb. 20, 2017) Monday Wrap: Get the governor's pen ready Those looking for budget talk beyond the classroom could start their day with an 8:30 a.m. budget subcommittee meeting. House members and senators overseeing each of seven major budget areas are scheduled to hold the first of a series of overview meetings.

Live: WRAL.com plans to carry two legislative meetings live online:

  • At 10 a.m., the House Elections Committee would consider a bill making Superior Court and District Court judicial races partisan elections again. Lawmakers made the races nonpartisan in the 1990s.
  • At 1 p.m., the House Judiciary II Committee will take up a bill to withhold state funding from cities that don't fully comply with state and federal immigration laws. No vote is expected on the bill Tuesday.

Floor votes: No votes are expected on the Senate floor. House members are expected to adopt their permanent rules for the session.

More meetings: The General Assembly publishes an updated committee calendar daily.

After dark: It took an hour of debate Monday night, but the state Senate approved a bill to shrink the UNC Board of Governors from 32 to 24 members. That measure is now headed to Cooper's desk.

Program notes: Today@NCCapitol publishes most mornings the legislature is in session with a look ahead for that day's activities if there are substantive hearings or votes planned. Look for TheWrap@NCCapitol, a video recap of legislative business, at the conclusion of most legislative days.

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