Raleigh, N.C. — Good morning and welcome to Today@NCCapitol for Thursday, June 18. Here's what's going on at the General Assembly and around state government.
MEDICAID: The House Appropriations Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. to review the chamber's Medicaid reform plan. The hearing comes one day after senators gave tentative approval to a state budget that contains a much different blueprint for remaking the state's health insurance system for the poor and disabled.
AUTISM: The House Finance Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. to review the ABLE Act, a tax-privileged savings for disabled people.
BUDGET: The Senate meets at 10 a.m. to finish debating its version of the budget. Differences in how much the House and the Senate would spend, how it would be spent and how the money would be raised are setting up what many expect to be a long and difficult conference committee to arrive at a compromise.
HOUSE: The state House meets at 10 a.m. Among the bills on the calendar is a conference report for a bill that would allow the use of rifles for hunting on Sundays. WRAL.com plans to carry this meeting live online. Check the Video Central box on the homepage.
THE GOVERNOR: Gov. Pat McCrory will appear at the North Carolina Food Manufacturing Task Force Meeting at 2 p.m. at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.