Today@NCCapitol (March 14): School performance, immigration, tax cap on agenda

Posted March 14

Legislative Building

— The day after Gov. Roy Cooper delivered his State of the State address, lawmakers will return to a full legislative calendar.

Among the meetings WRAL.com plans to carry live online Tuesday are the following:

  • House Education meets at 10 a.m. to take up House Bill 322, which will modify North Carolina's school performance grade systems. The bill would place more emphasis on the amount a student learns during the school year rather than testing. That would mean more schools would be more highly rated under the school grading system.
  • House Judiciary II meets at 1 p.m. to debate House Bill 63, the Citizens Protection Action, a bill meant to discourage illegal immigration.
  • The state Senate will take up Senate Bill 75, a constitutional amendment that would cap the state's income tax rate at 5.5 percent. The state's current tax rate is 5.499 percent. If the bill passes the House and the Senate, voters would then have a say on whether to add the measure to the North Carolina constitution.

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