JLF Staff


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  • Rainy Day

    It’s times like this that we are reminded about the importance of a solid rainy day fund. Following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, North Carolina had $1.6 billion in disaster-relief and rainy-day funds set aside for such an emergency. This was a result of legislative leaders’ commitment to…
    JLF Staff, September 14, 2018
  • It’s Not All About the Alcohol

    As John Trump wrote in his Daily Journal article earlier this year, for North Carolina distillers, brewers, and winemakers, the push for looser regulations and rules isn’t about the alcohol. After all, many of these businesses, small and large, play a role in their respective communities. Similarly, most proponents pushing…
    JLF Staff, September 7, 2018
  • The Power of Competition

    If you haven’t heard, Carolina Beach recently overturned its law prohibiting out-of-town food trucks from serving the community after the Institute for Justice filed a lawsuit on behalf of food truck owners. Good! After all, isn’t competition a good thing? Competition leads to innovation, better quality of services and…
    JLF Staff, August 31, 2018
  • Interim Committee Notes: House Committee on Health

    In today’s House Committee on Health, we learned about Community Dental Health Coordinators (CDHC) and Lyme Disease. The presentations on CDHC offered innovative ideas about improving access to health care across North Carolina – and particularly, in underserved areas of the state. Topics discussed included the utilization of tele-dentistry…
    JLF Staff, August 22, 2018
  • Interim Committee Notes: Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform

    Date of Committee Meeting: Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 10:00 AM The Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance Reform met on January 31st. As a reminder, the task force is charged to study various weighted student formula funding models and develop a new funding model for the elementary and secondary public…
    JLF Staff, February 5, 2018
  • Interim Committee Notes: Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting

    Date of Committee Meeting: Monday, January 22, 2018, 1:00 PM The Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting met this Monday for the second time. The committee heard Administrative Office of the Courts’ reports on work load in judicial districts, length of certain cases, and types of cases heard…
    JLF Staff, January 24, 2018
  • Interim Committee Notes: Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services

    Meeting date: January 16, 2018 at 9:00am Presiding, Representative Lambeth (Co-Chair) Committee Members Tuesday, January 16, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services met to discuss various topics on the agenda. To see the full agenda, click here. (Note that the final item was pushed…
    JLF Staff, January 18, 2018
  • Interim Committee Notes: House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality

    The House Select Committee on North Carolina River Quality met on the morning of January 4th, 2018. If you missed it, here is a quick overview: The proposed draft discussed during this committee (link is below) must be able to get passed by the Senate and House during the January…
    JLF Staff, January 4, 2018