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    In the last 35 years, NC has only had an ‘on time’ budget 11 times

    North Carolina lawmakers still cannot agree to a final budget.  The Senate saw difficulty in compromise, so they decided to move their economic development and Medicaid reform plans out of the budget and into stand-alone bills.  Unfortunately, even with this change, the two chambers were unable to come to an…
    Sarah Curry, August 17, 2015
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    Congress has been busy

    Congress had planned to pass a bill that would have permanently renewed certain expired tax breaks.  The White House threatened to veto the deal, and so the House voted on Wednesday, 378-46, to renew more than 50 expired tax breaks for individuals and businesses through the end of this year.
    Sarah Curry, December 4, 2014
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    What is the lame duck Congress up to?

    The US Senate and US House went into recess in late September and are now returning to Washington today to resume unfinished business during the lame duck period.  The House is scheduled to take up many bills, including the Government Reports Elimination Act (HR 4194) that would eliminate 48…
    Sarah Curry, November 12, 2014
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    Congress in Recess till after November elections

    Both the Senate and the House passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government from October 1 through December 11, 2014.  This legislation also authorized the training and sending equipment to Syrian rebels to fight against the Islamic State.  There was a very small across-the-board cut for most of…
    Sarah Curry, October 3, 2014
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    What’s happening in Washington…..

    The discussions in Washington continue to be about a Continuing Resolution (CR) and when the House and Senate will agree and vote to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government operating, at least until mid-December. Recent events have caused the House to debate whether or not to attach…
    Sarah Curry, September 16, 2014
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    Will the Feds pass a Budget?

    Both the US Senate and House reconvened this week after their five-week recess they normally take during the month of August. The most pressing piece of legislation on their docket is a stopgap spending bill, or continuing resolution, to maintain funding for the federal government when the current fiscal year…
    Sarah Curry, September 10, 2014
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    What’s happening on Capitol Hill

    This week the House is expected to vote on a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government after the fiscal year ends on September 30, 2014. This short-term CR, which is expected to continue funding through mid-December, is not the only important item on the House’s docket. There is…
    Sarah Curry, September 9, 2014