Today@NCCapitol (June 16): Math, wind farms, Ali honor on tap

Posted June 16, 2016

NC Flag, Legislative Building, Raleigh

— Good morning and welcome to Today@NCCapitol for Thursday, June 16. Here's what's going on around the General Assembly:

ICYMI: Fourteen teachers were arrested Wednesday evening outside the State Capitol as they blocked traffic during a protest for more education funding. They were part of a group that marched from Durham to Raleigh over two days to bring attention to the needs of North Carolina public schools.

SENATE FLOOR (11 a.m.): The Senate is expected to take a final vote on a measure requiring high schools to offer two tracks for high school math. One would continue the integrated method of instruction of recent years, while the other would give students the option of a more traditional sequence of algebra and geometry courses.

The annual Farm Act and a bill that popped up Wednesday to restrict wind farm development near North Carolina's military bases are also on the Senate calendar. WRAL.com will carry this session live online.

HOUSE FLOOR (11 a.m.): House members are scheduled to take their final vote on legislation requiring the names of lottery winners to be turned over to social services managers to check if the winnings affect their eligibility for food stamps, as well as a measure honoring Muhammad Ali.

COMMITTEES: The General Assembly publishes a full committee calendar daily. Here are some of the things we'll be watching:

Senate Ag (9 a.m.): The committee will take up House Bill 593, which calls for changing several environmental regulations.

Senate Judiciary I (10 a.m.): The committee will review not one, but two proposals to amend how the state Innocence Inquiry Commission operates.


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