Legislative Alerts

May 27 Legislative Update

Friday, May 27, 2016
ASD Bill Passes Committee-House Vote Possible Next Week HB 1080- Achievement School District, passed out of the House K-12 Education Committee this week. The 18-11 vote came after a good deal of discussion about the wisdom of allowing for-profit charter management groups to take control of some low-performing public elementary schools. “Every year a more»

May 20 Legislative Update

Friday, May 20, 2016
Charter Advocates Continue to Push HB 539 The charter school community is continuing to push strongly for the House to concur with HB 539. While it remains important that you maintain contact with your House member(s) in opposition, it is also critical to be making local contacts to develop grassroots opposition to HB 539 within your communities. Reach more»

May 13 Legislative Update

Friday, May 13, 2016
*LEAs in Grave Danger of Losing Funds to Charters* HB 539 Update We know that HB 539- Charter School Funding, was discussed in the House Republican caucus this week. The charter community is continuing to make a hard push in the House to have this bill moved to the floor for a vote. It is critically important that you communicate with your House more»

May 6 Legislative Update

Friday, May 6, 2016
State Budget Update The Senate and House have agreed on a $22.225 billion spending target for the 2016-17 fiscal year State budget. This is approximately 0.5% smaller than the total State spending proposal put forward by Gov. McCrory. It also exceeds the 2% spending increase over the 2015-16 budget that the Senate leader has publicly mentioned. Agreeing more»

Apr 29 Legislative Update

Friday, April 29, 2016
Session Begins Lawmakers returned to Raleigh this week to formally begin the 2016 legislative “short” session. Most of the week’s business focused on bill filings and committee hearings. Appropriations committees met to learn more details about the Governor’s budget proposals (see below). There will be a few new faces in the more»

NCSBA Monthly Legislative Report - March 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
NCSBA Monthly Legislative Report March 2016 Legislative Short Session Starts in April The 2016 legislative “short session” begins April 25. Over the next few weeks various interim committees will be finishing up their work and voting on recommendations for the General Assembly. Any bills that are more»

NCSBA Monthly Legislative Report - February 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016
NCSBA Monthly Legislative Report February 2016 Special Session on Redistricting Lawmakers returned to Raleigh this month to hold a special session to redraw North Carolina’s congressional maps following a federal judge’s ruling that two of the districts were racially gerrymandered and unconstitutional. more»

NCSBA Monthly Legislative Report- January 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016
NCSBA Monthly Legislative Report January 2016 Select Committee on Achievement School Districts A special House committee formed to examine Achievement School District (ASD) legislation held its inaugural meeting on January 27. A bill from Rep. Rob Bryan (R-Mecklenburg) under discussion in the House proposes to move more»
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