Today@NCCapitol (Aug. 4): House wants bonds, Senate wants to block EPA rules

Posted August 4, 2015

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— Good morning and welcome to Today@NCCapitol for Tuesday, Aug. 4. Here's what's going on at the General Assembly and elsewhere in state government.

BONDS: The House Finance Committee is set to vet a $4 billion package of infrastructure spending, including $2.85 billion in bonds, during an 8:30 a.m. meeting.

COUNCIL: The Council of State, the group of 10 statewide elected officials including the governor, attorney general and agriculture commissioner, is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. to approve property transfers and other matters.

DOGS: Gov. Pat McCrory will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. at the Executive Mansion to talk about the dog flu, keeping dogs safe in the summer heat and being prepared to evacuate your dog in an emergency.

HOUSE: The House is scheduled to hold its floor session at 1 p.m. Members will decide whether to concur with a Senate bill that would transfer control of the state's Office of Charter Schools away from the Department of Public Instruction.

SENATE: Senators will vote on a bill that would keep North Carolina from taking action in concert with federal clean air and climate rules rolled out by President Barack Obama's administration on Monday. The measure would stop all state cooperation until litigation over the rules is settled. WRAL.com plans to carry the Senate session live at 2 p.m. Check the Video Central box on the homepage.

COMMITTEE: The General Assembly publishes a full committee calendar daily. Among the panels scheduled to meet Tuesday is House Judiciary II, which is will vet a much-debated bill aimed at preventing employers from misclassifying workers as subcontractors in order to avoid paying workers' compensation insurance and other costs. The committee will meet 15 minutes after the House floor session ends.


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