Tuesday Wrap: Bond package moving

Posted August 4, 2015

— After months of pleading by Gov. Pat McCrory, a proposal to put major bond issues for road projects and state infrastructure upgrades on the November ballot is finally moving through the House.

The House Finance Committee approved the measure Tuesday, and it's expected on the floor Wednesday. It's future after that remains uncertain, as the Senate has been cool to the idea of issuing bonds for road projects.

Meanwhile, the Senate passed a bill that would allow people hurt in a terror attack to sue the terrorist and any supporters for damages. The bill also would allow some North Carolina National Guard members to carry concealed weapons at recruiting stations and armories. That provision comes in the wake of a fatal shooting last month at a Marine recruitment office in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Senate leaders also shifted House bills on Medicaid reform and business-recruitment incentives out of limbo to two committees, but neither committee has met in weeks as the chamber tries to wrap up its work for the session.


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