New Law Makes Changes Across Health and Human Services

November 13, 2019

Governor Cooper signed a new law on November 6th that makes a myriad of changes to health and human service related areas.  S537 is now SL 2019-240 and includes many provisions that will change professional licensure, social services, and safety in State facilities and child care institutions.   While the overall theme of the bill is…


Legislated Funding Initiatives Impacting Care in NC

November 11, 2019

On October 31st, both the House and Senate adjourned with the intention of coming back into session on November 13th to consider select issues.  The biggest impact of their adjournment is that the SFY19-20 and SFY20-21 State budgets remain in limbo.  Over 130 days have passed since the new fiscal year began on July 1,…


House Overrides Budget Veto, Senate to Consider Override

September 16, 2019

The NC House overrode Governor Cooper’s veto of the budget on September 11th with a final 55-15 vote.  There are a total of 123 House members, but it only takes three-fifths majority of those present in the chamber to override a veto.  53 members did not vote at all.  Now the bill veto will go…


Governor Vetoes 2019 Budget for Lack of Medicaid Expansion

July 9, 2019

The Governor vetoed the budget with concerns that it did not include Medicaid expansion.  It is unclear whether the House has the votes to override the veto. If the veto remains in place, their will need to be budget revision. As of July 1, the state is running on the current budget until the new…


Senate Budget Analysis

June 5, 2019

The Senate introduced and passed their budget proposal in the same week, just as the House did earlier this month.  That moves the budget ahead to a conference committee, yet to be appointed, and made up of House and Senate members, where the differences between the two budgets will be reconciled.  When you review the…


House Budget Passed

May 6, 2019

The House unveiled their budget proposal on Monday, April 29th and passed the budget by the end of the week.  This is a significant step in moving toward a budget agreement for the biennium of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021.  As reported earlier, there has been a lot of discussion already amongst legislative…


Busy Legislative Session is Underway

April 30, 2019

As expected, the 2019 long session of the General Assembly is busy with committees meeting regularly.  The budget, initiated by the House this year, is expected to be published at any moment.  At that point, activities will likely ramp up to chaotic.  The bill filing deadlines for both the House and the Senate have already…