April 16, 2019
by Tony Adams, Adams and Associates Government Relations
The 2019 long session of the NC General Assembly went into session in mid-January and is expected to adjourn at some point in late July. The primary issue this session is to resolve the different budget proposals of the House and Senate and then between what the legislature agrees to and what Gov Roy Cooper has proposed. Since Republicans no longer have a veto-proof majority, if the Governor vetoes the legislative budget the two sides will definitely have to work out a compromise, which could prolong the length of the session.
There are a significant number of bills that have been filed that are of interest to NCALA and other advocates for the elderly, which are discussed below.