Today@NCCapitol (June 9): Lawmakers plan votes on regulation reduction bill, but not coal ash veto override

Posted June 9, 2016

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

— Good morning and welcome to Today@NCCapitol for Thursday, June 9. Here's what's going on around state government:

COAL ASH: Senate leaders say they are delaying an expected veto override vote on Senate Bill 71, the legislature's recent attempt to recreate the Coal Ash Management Commission.

BUDGET: After formally rejecting the Senate's budget proposal 112-0 Wednesday, the House appointed budget conferees.

HOUSE FLOOR (10 a.m.): The chamber is scheduled to take up a handful of local bills and finish debate on House Bill 1055, which revises the state Ethics Act.

SENATE FLOOR (11 a.m.): The Senate takes up its regulatory reduction measure, House Bill 169, after stripping out a controversial alcohol measure Wednesday. The chamber is also due to take up a bill that would require high schools offer students a choice between a traditional math curriculum and an integrated course path closely associated with Common Core standards. WRAL.com plans to carry this session live.

THE GOVERNOR (Noon): Gov. Pat McCrory will attend a graduation at Camp Lejeune for Marine veterans who completed a piping apprenticeship program.

COMMITTEES: The General Assembly publishes a full committee calendar daily. Here's some of what we're keeping an eye on:

HOUSE FINANCE (8:30 a.m.): The committee takes up the House's own regulatory reform measure and a bill to correct North Carolina's border with South Carolina.

SENATE JUDICIARY 2 (10 a.m.): Committee members will review House Bill 870, which in its current form makes mainly technical changes to how manufactured housing is sold.

HOUSE EDUCATION (11:15 a.m.): The committee is due to discuss, but not vote on, House Bill 539, which makes changes to how charter schools are funded.

ICYMI: House members learned Wednesday that their former colleague, Rep. Ruth Samuelson, R-Mecklenburg, has been diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer.


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