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July 27, 2018

NCGA Week in Review: Spotlight on Healthcare

The General Assembly returned to Raleigh on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 for a special session. The purpose of the special session was to allow members to write the language that would appear on the ballot for constitutional amendments this November. Members also had the option to consider any other bills they deemed necessary. The special session produced two bills that have been sent to Governor Cooper for his consideration. The Governor now has less than 10 days to veto or sign HB 3: Ballot Designations/Referenda and SB 3: Party Disclosure/2018 Judicial Races. If vetoed, the General Assembly is expected to return to override the vetoes using their supermajority.

The North Carolina General Assembly considered several healthcare issues during the 2018 legislative short session. Below is a list of spotlighted bills that became law, as well as a list of bills that were filed in 2018, but did not become law.

July 25, 2018

Georgia Update: 2018 Primary Runoffs

Following general election primary contests in May, Georgia voters returned to the polls July 24 to select party nominees in a slate of primary runoff elections — with the unofficial results surprising many. The winning candidate in each runoff will face an opposing party challenger in November’s general election.

July 24, 2018

Tax Policy Update

Bill of the Week: Tax Cuts 2.0

Well…it’s not going to be an actual bill: Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) will release an outline for Tax Cuts 2.0 before the House departs for August recess this week. House GOP tax writers are meeting one more time before the rollout.

July 23, 2018

Washington Healthcare Update

This Week: More rules to OMB…House overhauls OTC drug rules…HELP Committee looks at drug costs…FDA outlines reorganization

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