Legislature Heats Up

March 18, 2019

The long session of the General Assembly is in the thick of its work at this point.  Appropriations subcommittees are meeting multiple times a week, the Governor’s proposal has started the budget process, and other committees are moving bills along.  Here’s a quick look at some of the bills that the General Assembly is currently…


Children’s Council Focuses on Collaboration

The Children’s Council meeting on March 15th included discussion that emphasized the need to strengthen formal processes and information sharing across health and human services as it applies to children involved with local departments of social services, LME/MCOs, schools and juvenile justice.  The Children’s Council is formally known as the Child Well-Being Transformation Council.  This…


Governor Proposes Medicaid Expansion

March 12, 2019

The i2i Center is closely tracking legislative areas that will impact behavioral health, I-DD, and progress towards integrated health.  The Governor has unveiled his budget proposal for the biennium of State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019-2020 and SFY2020-2021.  This signals the formal beginning of the budget process.  It will be up to legislators as to how…


i2i 2017-2018 Legislative Session Bill Tracker

July 12, 2018

Download Print Version (.docx) Notes: Bills that did not pass must be re-introduced in the 2019 Long Session to be considered, unless discussed in a special session. S.L. = Enacted as State Law SFY = State Fiscal Year (July 1-June 30), e.g. SFY18-19 = State Fiscal Year July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 Appropriations…


Budget on Governor’s Desk

June 6, 2018

As expected, the General Assembly very quickly finalized the budget and it is currently sitting on the Governor’s desk for signature or veto. A veto will likely just mean some additional procedural tasks for the legislature as the super-majority for the Republicans “seals the deal” to override a veto. Below is an update of the…


General Assembly Unveils and Finalizes Budget Quickly

May 30, 2018

The changes to the budget for State Fiscal Year 2018-2019 were posted to the General Assembly website during the Memorial Day weekend. At press time, the conference committee version of the Appropriations Act of 2018 is working its way through both the House and Senate. The vehicle that the legislature chose for the budget was…


NC Legislation Key to Medicaid Transformation

February 9, 2018

No one would deny that there is a still lot of work to be done to move Medicaid Transformation forward. Last Fall DHHS submitted an 1115 Medicaid waiver application to CMS and provided a tentative timeframe to implement the waiver and move Medicaid, along with other public funds, to a managed system beginning in July…