Perspective North Carolina General Assembly Update | July 21, 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.
The NC General Assembly did not hold any committee meetings or floor votes in Raleigh this week. The legislative workload remains light as budget negotiations remain at a standstill and several national conferences are scheduled for the upcoming weeks. The House veto override voting session which was originally planned for this week was postponed. We do not anticipate another veto override vote will be attempted until at least the first week of August. Budget conversations are continuing behind closed doors, and we may not see a vote on the final version until mid to late August. As of the publishing of this newsletter, no votes or committee meetings are scheduled for next week.
*Due to the lack of activity at the General Assembly, we will not be sending out a newsletter next Friday. Our regular updates will resume Friday, August 4.
NC House Speaker Will Not Seek Reelection as Speaker
Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) confirmed last Friday that he will not run for speaker in 2025. Moore is the longest-serving speaker, holding the role for five two-year terms. During an interview, Moore said he told fellow caucus members in the spring of 2022 that he would not run for speaker again at the end of his 2023-24 term. He also told the current Republican membership when candidates were discussed for this session. Speaker Moore has not announced his plans for the future yet, but has not ruled out a congressional run. Any member of the House can run to replace the speaker, but the position typically goes to someone in a leadership role in the chamber. No candidates have announced an official run to replace him yet.