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Monday, May 9, 2016
Kay Castillo, BSW, Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Legislation
Legislators had a quiet week last week while they met to discuss budget priorities behind closed doors.
Bills introduced this week:
Bills with action this week:
Upcoming Advocacy Days:
Other legislative news this week:
The House and Senate budget writers agreed to a $22.225 billion spending limit. This is a 2.26% increase in spending. The Governor’s budget would increase spending by 2.8%. The decision on a spending limit alone took 8 months last legislative session so an early decision on spending could mean we will truly have a short session. We should see the House budget out by May 20th.
The US Department of Justice sent letter to NC detailing that HB 2 was in violation of federal civil rights and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and a remedy would need to be decided on by Monday. If the state choses to continue with HB 2, this could mean the loss of several billions of dollars of Federal funding. The Governor’s office has said it will respond by the deadline on Monday detailing if the state will comply or not.
NASW-NC works on behalf of the social work profession on a variety of issues. It is a member benefit provided by NASW-NC to have a registered lobbyist advancing and supporting the profession of social work in North Carolina. The North Carolina Chapter works with National NASW on Federal issues such as reimbursement rates, immigration, student loans, and more. Your membership dues help support our advocacy efforts everyday on the state and federal levels. Thank YOU for being a member and staying engaged in supporting the social work profession.
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