Today@NCCapitol: Medicaid expansion GOP-style

Posted April 9, 2019 5:00 a.m. EDT

The entrance to the North Carolina Legislative building in downtown Raleigh where the NC General Assembly meets. Photo taken August 17, 2018.

— Here's what's going on in the General Assembly on Tuesday, April 9:

  • The House Transportation committee takes up the latest attempt to ease the state's motorcycle helmet requirements. (10 a.m., 544 LOB)
  • The House Health committee debates a proposal to require insurers to pay for oral chemotherapy treatments. (10 a.m., 643 LOB)
  • The Senate Judiciary committee considers a new death by distribution felony for drug dealers linked to overdose deaths. (10 a.m., 1124/1224 LB)
  • Rep. Donny Lambeth, R-Forsyth, and other Republican lawmakers hold an 11 a.m. news conference to roll out a proposal to expand Medicaid in North Carolina.
  • The House K-12 Education committee takes up bills to provide grants for school robotics teams and for charter school transportation. (1 p.m., 643 LOB)
  • The Senate State and Local Government committee debates a proposed repeal of payroll dues deductions for employee groups. (2 p.m., 1124/1224 LB)
  • The House Energy committee considers two rural broadband expansion measures. (3 p.m., 643 LOB)
  • The House has no scheduled votes, while the Senate calendar includes a bill to allow betting on college and professional sports and horse racing.