House and Senate negotiators last week settled on increased budget ceilings for the next two years, but exact numbers by department have yet to be spelled out.
The House and Senate continue to address flood prevention and resilience in this year’s session of North Carolina General Assembly.
After an hourlong debate, the Senate voted 26-20 along party lines Thursday to reject the nomination of Dionne Delli-Gatti to lead the Department of Environmental Quality.
Senate Republicans said Wednesday they won’t confirm Dionne Delli-Gatti as the first woman to lead the state Department of Environmental Quality, a move Democrats say has nothing to do with qualifications.
A House environment committee was to review flood resilience and mitigation legislation Tuesday and budget committees are set to begin meeting Wednesday.
The state House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill restricting the use of firefighting foam containing poly-fluoroalkyl substances.
This year’s farm bill includes a provision creating a general permit for animal operations to build and operate farm digester systems for capturing methane for energy.
Congressman Greg Murphy says he supports efforts by state legislators and others that could allow long-debated jetties to be built at Oregon Inlet.
Economic uncertainty associated with the coronavirus pandemic clouds what would be a rosy budget outlook, as coastal legislators seek funding for state attractions.
With Gov. Roy Cooper now in his second term and the legislature convening Wednesday, budget and pandemic response agreements remain on the to-do list from last year.