November 3, 2016 •

More Details Develop on North Carolina Special Session

Gov. Pat McCrory announced that he expects to call a special session in early December to address Hurricane Matthew relief. The governor said he will turn in the state’s request for federal disaster assistance on Nov. 14. Once federal relief […]

Gov. Pat McCroryGov. Pat McCrory announced that he expects to call a special session in early December to address Hurricane Matthew relief.

The governor said he will turn in the state’s request for federal disaster assistance on Nov. 14.

Once federal relief is approved by Congress, the state will need to provide matching funds and funding for what federal relief won’t cover.

Photo of Gov. Pat McCrory by Hal Goodtree on Wikimedia Commons.

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October 28, 2016 •

Special Session to be Called Soon in North Carolina

Gov. Pat McCrory is planning to call a special session to address Hurricane Matthew disaster relief. Information on when the session will be held is expected to be released next week. The regular session of the General Assembly is not […]

Gov. Pat McCroryGov. Pat McCrory is planning to call a special session to address Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

Information on when the session will be held is expected to be released next week.

The regular session of the General Assembly is not scheduled to meet until January 2017.

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October 14, 2016 •

Special Session Denied in North Carolina

State Democrats called for a special session of the General Assembly following Hurricane Matthew’s devastating impact on the state. Twenty people were killed, thousands retreated to emergency shelters, and the storm transformed one-third of the state’s 100 counties into federal […]

North Carolina LegislatureState Democrats called for a special session of the General Assembly following Hurricane Matthew’s devastating impact on the state. Twenty people were killed, thousands retreated to emergency shelters, and the storm transformed one-third of the state’s 100 counties into federal disaster areas.

Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue and House Rep. Billy Richardson urged legislators to address the emergency so that funds from the state’s rainy day reserves could be distributed. Republicans denied the request. House Speaker Tim Moore and Senator Phil Berger stated it would be better to wait until the waters recede to determine long-term needs.

The General Assembly is scheduled to reconvene when the regular session starts in February.

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August 18, 2016 •

North Carolina House Majority Leader Resigns

State House Majority Leader Mike Hager (R) resigned from the General Assembly to support himself financially and take care of his elderly parents. Hager was the majority leader for two years and a House member for five. It is likely […]

MHagerState House Majority Leader Mike Hager (R) resigned from the General Assembly to support himself financially and take care of his elderly parents. Hager was the majority leader for two years and a House member for five.

It is likely Hager would have been reelected in November as his only competition was an unaffiliated candidate.

The North Carolina Republican Party House District 112 Executive Committee has not yet named Hager’s replacement.

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July 5, 2016 •

North Carolina Legislature Adjourns

The North Carolina Legislature adjourned its short session on Friday, July 1, 2016. The session lasted almost 10 weeks with the biggest accomplishment being the passage of the state budget. The next regular session is not scheduled until January 2017. […]

North Carolina LegislatureThe North Carolina Legislature adjourned its short session on Friday, July 1, 2016. The session lasted almost 10 weeks with the biggest accomplishment being the passage of the state budget.

The next regular session is not scheduled until January 2017.

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April 25, 2016 •

NC General Assembly Begins New Session

Lawmakers will return to Raleigh today to begin the 2016 short session of the North Carolina General Assembly. The session is expected to primarily address adjustments needed to the biennial budget. The session is expected to adjourn in early July. […]

North Carolina LegislatureLawmakers will return to Raleigh today to begin the 2016 short session of the North Carolina General Assembly. The session is expected to primarily address adjustments needed to the biennial budget.

The session is expected to adjourn in early July.

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March 25, 2016 •

North Carolina Adjourns Special Session

The North Carolina Legislature adjourned a special session on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Before adjourning, the Legislature ratified a bill to block local governments from enacting nondiscrimination ordinances regarding the use of public bathrooms.

North Carolina LegislatureThe North Carolina Legislature adjourned a special session on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Before adjourning, the Legislature ratified a bill to block local governments from enacting nondiscrimination ordinances regarding the use of public bathrooms.

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March 22, 2016 •

Special Session Called in North Carolina

North Carolina legislative leaders have announced a special legislative session convening Wednesday, March 23 to address a Charlotte nondiscrimination ordinance that would otherwise take effect April 1. The regular session of the General Assembly is not scheduled to meet until […]

North CarolinaNorth Carolina legislative leaders have announced a special legislative session convening Wednesday, March 23 to address a Charlotte nondiscrimination ordinance that would otherwise take effect April 1.

The regular session of the General Assembly is not scheduled to meet until April 25.

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March 1, 2016 •

Jurisdiction Added to our Website

The number of municipalities and regional governments our research associates track continues to grow. We now cover almost 300 municipalities and local governments. This is part of a continuous effort to better serve the needs of our clients. In that […]

Seal of Asheville, NCThe number of municipalities and regional governments our research associates track continues to grow. We now cover almost 300 municipalities and local governments. This is part of a continuous effort to better serve the needs of our clients.

In that effort, we have added abridged jurisdictions to our website. These entries, condensed due to the limited number of relevant local laws, provide the core information our clients need for their government relations work.

The new jurisdiction is: Asheville, North Carolina

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February 18, 2016 •

Special Session of the General Assembly Called in North Carolina

On February 18, Gov. Pat McCrory called a special session of the General Assembly, for the purpose of drawing new congressional district maps. The new maps are needed because two congressional districts have been declared unconstitutional by the United States […]

North Carolina LegislatureOn February 18, Gov. Pat McCrory called a special session of the General Assembly, for the purpose of drawing new congressional district maps. The new maps are needed because two congressional districts have been declared unconstitutional by the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina just ahead of the upcoming primary election.

The regular session of the General Assembly is not scheduled to meet until April 25.

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October 5, 2015 •

North Carolina Primaries to Be Held March 15, 2016

On September 30, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation moving next year’s presidential primary and general primary for state elected offices to a single date in March. House Bill 373 sets the single primary date to March 15, 2016. […]

Gov. Pat McCroryOn September 30, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation moving next year’s presidential primary and general primary for state elected offices to a single date in March. House Bill 373 sets the single primary date to March 15, 2016. The bill contains other provisions include adjusting the filing dates for campaign finance reporting and permitting the leader of each political party caucus of the House of Representatives and the Senate to establish a separate affiliated party committee to support the election of candidates of that leader’s political party. According to the governor’s press release, he signed the bill after getting an agreement from the legislature to make revisions to the bill regarding campaign finance law, including prohibiting contributions from lobbyists or political action committees while the legislature is in session.

“There were specific concerns I had with the original version of the bill, and the General Assembly agreed to make revisions to address those concerns,” said McCrory in his press release.

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October 5, 2015 •

NC General Assembly Adjourns

On September 30, the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned its legislative session. Both chambers finished their legislative work shortly after 4 a.m. The Legislature is scheduled to next convene on April 25, 2016. Photo of the North Carolina State Capitol […]

North Carolina LegislatureOn September 30, the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned its legislative session. Both chambers finished their legislative work shortly after 4 a.m. The Legislature is scheduled to next convene on April 25, 2016.

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September 25, 2015 •

North Carolina Primary Dates May Change in 2016

On September 24, the North Carolina Legislature passed a bill changing next year’s presidential and state primary election dates. House Bill 373, submitted to Gov. Pat McCrory today, moves the primary dates up from May 3 to March 15, 2016. […]

North Carolina LegislatureOn September 24, the North Carolina Legislature passed a bill changing next year’s presidential and state primary election dates. House Bill 373, submitted to Gov. Pat McCrory today, moves the primary dates up from May 3 to March 15, 2016. The legislation also makes other changes to election law, including adjusting the filing dates for campaign finance reporting, allowing, if required, a second primary date to be held on May 24, 2016 for the presidential primary and May 3 for the state primary, and permitting the leader of each political party caucus of the House of Representatives and the Senate to establish a separate affiliated party committee to support the election of candidates of that leader’s political party.

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September 1, 2015 •

North Carolina State Representative Resigns

On August 28, state Rep. Rick Glazier resigned from his seat in the General Assembly to take a job with the North Carolina Justice Center. He had planned to wait until the end of the session, but had to step […]

Rep. Rick GlazierOn August 28, state Rep. Rick Glazier resigned from his seat in the General Assembly to take a job with the North Carolina Justice Center.

He had planned to wait until the end of the session, but had to step down earlier because the session has lasted longer than expected.

Democrats in the 44th District will meet to choose his replacement.

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