Today@NCCapitol (March 29): HB2 deal watch, HHS confirmation

Posted March 29

The North Carolina flag flies over the historic state capitol building.

— As denizens of the Legislative Building remain on alert for a possible deal to repeal House Bill 2, other activity should proceed as normal Wednesday.

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore said Tuesday night that they had agreed to a proposal offered by Gov. Roy Cooper, but Cooper says he never made such an offer. It remains to be seen whether legislative Republicans will proceed with the proposal on their own and roll a bill out in the House.

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Meanwhile, a Senate committee is set to hold a 10 a.m. confirmation hearing for Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mandy Cohen. A second Senate committee will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss a plan to lower income tax rates further.

House committees are expected to take up a proposed constitutional amendment limiting the governor and lieutenant governor to two terms, limiting damages in lawsuits over hog farm odors and other "agricultural and forestry nuisances" and preventing opioid abuse.

Looking for something else to follow? Check out the daily legislative calendar published by the General Assembly.


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