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September 14, 2015

NC Politics in the News

WRAL: Budget deal may be ready for review. After days of practicing something like a cross between the Kremlinology of the Cold War era and the vigil that anticipates the naming of a new pope, reporters were told Friday night that top lawmakers had reached a deal on the budget.

September 14, 2015

Washington Healthcare Update

This Week: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Legislation to Strengthen Medicaid Program Integrity and Fraud Controls... Bipartisan Senate Bill Introduced to Stop Anti-Competitive “Pay-For-Delay” Practices by Pharmaceutical Companies... The Government Accountability Office (GAO) Releases Report on Private Health Insurance Premiums and Plan Availability for Individuals
September 11, 2015

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

Remembering 9/11. On Wednesday, Military Advisor Cornell Wilson presented a proclamation on Governor McCrory’s behalf at a ceremony at the State Capitol. The proclamation declared September 12, 2015 as Tunnel to Towers Day in NC. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation was created by firefighter Stephen Siller’s siblings. Siller passed away at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

September 09, 2015

Tax Policy Update

NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 10. The total number of legislative working days in September. Lawmakers returned from the August recess yesterday facing a daunting to-do list, including incendiary debates over foreign policy, tight deadlines, and the specter of a government shutdown this fall. Somewhere in the melee, a push for international tax reform and the revival of 50-plus expired tax provisions will fight for lawmakers’ attention. Check out the Legislative Landscape section below for more details.

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