Perspective North Carolina General Assembly Update | August 4, 2023
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Below is an update on the activity at the NC General Assembly this week. Please feel free to contact a member of the team with any questions or visit ktsstrategies.com to learn more about our services.
Legislative Schedule and Budget Update
The NC General Assembly did not hold any floor votes or committee meetings again this week as national conferences kept many members out of town. Last Friday, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland), made statements on social media to provide their update on budget progress. Senator Berger wrote, “Legislative leaders have made significant progress on the budget this week. House Speaker Moore and I have agreed to a tax package and resolved other key differences. We will begin the process of negotiating other aspects of the budget in the coming days.” Speaker Moore wrote, “Significant progress has been made on the budget this week.” We anticipate legislative leadership will return to Raleigh next week for closed door negotiations to finalize budget details and discuss outstanding policy issues. No floor votes or committee meetings will be held next week. The legislature is aiming to pass a budget at the end of the month.