Legislative Alerts


NCSBA Legislative Update - July 24, 2015



Friday, July 24, 2015
School Board Lawsuit Authority Again Under Attack Another threat has emerged to local school boards’ authority to legally challenge insufficient local appropriations from county commissioners. The Senate Tuesday accepted an amendment from Sen. Dan Soucek (R-Watauga) placing a five year moratorium on the local funding legal challenge option for every more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - July 17, 2015



Friday, July 17, 2015
BUDGET CONFEREES APPOINTED Both chambers have appointed conferees for budget negotiations. House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) appointed 82 of his chamber’s members, including 19 Democrats. Senate leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) appointed 32 of his chamber’s 34 Republican members. See below for a listing of each chamber’s budget more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - July 2, 2015



Thursday, July 2, 2015
NCSBA Legislative Update July 2, 2015 Continuing Resolution Enacted The new fiscal year started on Wednesday, July 1, without a final budget in place. To keep State government funded during budget negotiations, the House and Senate approved a temporary budget, known as a Continuing Resolution (CR), which Governor Pat more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - June 26, 2015



Friday, June 26, 2015
NCSBA Legislative Update June 26, 2015 Budget Update/Continuing Resolution Budget negotiations between the House and Senate have yet to begin even though the 2014-15 fiscal year ends on Tuesday. Lawmakers have turned their attention to getting a measure passed that would keep state government operating until a final more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - June 19, 2015



Friday, June 19, 2015
NCSBA Legislative Update June 19, 2015 Senate Budget Process Finishes An $8.2 billion spending plan for K-12 public education was approved by the Senate this week. The Senate’s version of the budget is vastly different from that of the House, both in funding priorities and policy provisions. The Senate’s more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - June 5, 2015



Friday, June 5, 2015
NCSBA Legislative Update June 5, 2015 Senate Budget Plans Senate budget writers have been meeting behind the scenes developing a spending proposal for the fiscal biennium. The released timeline is for the initial draft of the Senate budget to be made available next week and be marked up by the Senate’s Finance more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - May 29



Friday, May 29, 2015
NCSBA Legislative Update May 29, 2015 Senate Budget Process Begins Senate leaders released spending targets and a planned timetable this week for its 2015-17 budget. The Senate Education Appropriations Committee will be allowed to raise the base K-12 public education budget by approximately 1.2% (less than 1% over what was appropriated for 2014-15). ADM more»

NCSBA Legislative Update - May 8, 2015



Friday, May 8, 2015
NCSBA Legislative Update May 8, 2015 Budget Update Activity on Jones Street was relatively quiet this week as lawmakers’ attention has turned to developing the 2015-17 budget. House budget writers were meeting regularly throughout the week behind closed doors. Expectations are for House appropriations more»
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