Raleigh, N.C. – State lawmakers today allocated $793 million in additional Hurricane Florence relief funding in response to the preliminary needs assessment released last week, bringing the legislature’s total commitment to disaster recovery since the storm to $850 million. Continue reading “N.C. General Assembly Passes Historic $793M Florence Recovery Package”
Legislators to appropriate majority of funding Monday, set aside more for maximum flexibility as state completes assessments
Legislature will have appropriated over $1.2 billion for disaster relief in less than two years
Lawmakers agree to the Governor’s request for a new Office of Recovery and Resiliency.
Office of State Budget and Management briefed appropriations chairs on Thursday, discussed preliminary nature of estimate
Raleigh, N.C. – State lawmakers announced they will allocate $794 million in additional Hurricane Florence relief funding in response to the preliminary needs assessment released earlier this week, bringing the legislature’s total commitment to disaster recovery since the storm to $850 million.
For comparison, after Hurricane Matthew, the legislature appropriated $200 million two months after the storm. With this latest action, the North Carolina General Assembly will have allocated over $1.2 billion for hurricane recovery since 2016. Continue reading “N.C. Lawmakers Committing $794 Million More for Hurricane Florence Recovery”
Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation establishing emergency flexibility for schools and elections boards, as well as a new recovery fund from the state’s record $2 billion savings reserve, passed the North Carolina House of Representatives on Tuesday in an extra session responding to Hurricane Florence. Continue reading “Relief for N.C. Schools and Voters, Florence Recovery Fund Approved in Bipartisan Vote”
Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation filed Tuesday by members of both parties in the North Carolina General Assembly would create a Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Fund and transfer $56.5 million from the state’s record savings reserve to the account as a down payment on emergency spending needs. Continue reading “Hurricane Florence Recovery Fund Formed in Bipartisan N.C. Legislation”
Raleigh, N.C. – An act to provide school calendar and employee pay flexibility to school districts affected by Hurricane Florence was filed in the North Carolina General Assembly on Tuesday morning. Continue reading “Florence Education Relief Offers Flexibility on School Calendars and Compensation”
Raleigh, N.C. – Legislation offering relief to voters impacted by Hurricane Florence was filed in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday. Continue reading “Florence Elections Relief Extends Voter Registration Deadline and Polling Place Flexibility”
Expedited action to be quickest storm response in recent memory
Legislature to consider bipartisan solutions to post-disaster needs, prepare state budget for federal aid infusion
Raleigh, N.C. – On Tuesday the North Carolina General Assembly will consider an expedited Hurricane Florence relief package, the quickest emergency response to a major disaster in recent memory. Legislators will vote on a bipartisan package of solutions to immediate needs as they prepare to pass North Carolina’s fourth major disaster response appropriation since 2016. Continue reading “Preview: N.C. General Assembly to Vote on Bipartisan Hurricane Florence Response Package and Return Next Week”
Raleigh, N.C. – Three members of the Statuary Hall Section Committee who will oversee the placement of a sculpture of Rev. Billy Graham in the U.S. Capitol have been appointed by North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland). Continue reading “Rev. Billy Graham’s Capitol Monument Committee Appointed by Speaker Moore”
Shelby, N.C. – The North Carolina House Select Committee on School Safety will receive presentations from state Superintendent Mark Johnson, Center for Safer Schools Director Kym Martin, and local education and law enforcement officials in Cleveland County at its legislative hearing in Shelby, N.C. this Friday.
Shelby, N.C. – The state House Select Committee on School Safety will continue its interim meetings across North Carolina in Cleveland County on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Continue reading “School Safety Committee Meeting in Shelby, N.C. on Friday at 1 p.m.”