Some House Democrats introduced HB71 to approriate $10 million to the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. The money would go into the Housing Trust Fund to create more housing options for the disabled. Democrats Jennifer Weiss and Jean Farmer-Butterfield are primary sponsors.
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Democratic Representatives Larry Womble and Earline Parmon introduced HB70 to set up a fund in the State Treasurer’s office to compensate people who were sterilized in the state’s eugenics program. The program ran from 1929 to 1974 and the bill sponsors say thousands were sterilized. The bill would appropriate over $18 million to the State Treasurer’s [...]
Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis says it is a possibility Governor Beverly Perdue will veto SB13 which targets nearly $800 million in savings for the current budget. If the Governor does veto the bill that means she wouldn’t have the authority for which she asked the legislature to cut $400 million. That permission is part of the [...]
Republican Representative Glen Bradley introduced HB65 that says the federal government has no jurisdiction over food products made and sold within the state’s borders. The bill is called the North Carolina Farmers Freedom Protection Act. It cites the 10th amendment of the U.S. constitution to proclaim the feds cannot regulate intrastate commerce. There is word Congress [...]
The debate took over three hours but SB13 was given tentative approval by a 66-51 vote. Democrats objected to third reading so the bill will be on the House calendar Thursday. The proposal lets the Governor find $400 million in savings in this year’s budget but goes beyond that to find another nearly $400 million in [...]