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”