May 14, 2021
The NC legislature plowed through dozens of measures on Wednesday in meeting its traditional parliamentary deadline, whittling down the universe of bills that could become law during the next two years. House and Senate members held floor sessions and voted on more than 45 bills combined on the eve of the “crossover deadline.” The deadline essentially marks the completion of the first stage of the General Assembly’s primary work session this year. GOP lawmakers next will likely turn their attention to passing a two-year state budget, with hopes of working out an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. View Article
Between guiding North Carolina through the latest COVID-19 protocols and updates, Dr. Mandy Cohen got a chance this week to exercise her throwing arm. North Carolina's Secretary of Health and Human Services, front and center during the COVID pandemic, was set to take the mound at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Tuesday to throw the ceremonial first pitch. Opening night's theme was "Healthcare Superhero Night." View Article
Bills addressing a new state mammal, online liquor sales, driverless delivery vehicles, and oral chemotherapy were OK’d this week by the NC House. These bills, and a number of others that made it through “crossover,” passed either unanimously or nearly unanimously, and none received any serious debate. But, most would make substantive changes to state policy. View Article
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