Today@NCCapitol (Feb. 16): Floor votes on BOG, class size bills
Both the House and Senate will hold floor votes today. The Senate is expected to give final approval to a bill shrinking the size of the Board of Governors. The House is scheduled to debate a bill giving back flexibility ot schools on class size.Posted — Updated
The House, meanwhile, has four bills on its calendar.
House members are also expected to pass a bill calling for an eminent domain constitutional amendment. The measure would let voters decide whether to limit the purposes for which state and local governments can force landowners to sell their property. While eminent domain powers could still be used for things like road construction, schools and water systems, governments could not take land for economic development purposes, such as buying blighted property to turn over to a private developer.
The House has passed an eminent domain bill several times over the past 20 years, only to see the Senate balk entirely or attach the measure to other proposed amendments House members wouldn't accept.
"We have an issue in this state of candidates saying one thing during election time and doing the opposite after being elected," Rabin said in a news release. "People have the right to know who they are voting for to represent them."
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