NC NOW Legislative Updates

NC NOW provides weekly legislative updates for members. Some are posted on the website. Here are some from 2019. Each legislative update includes a summary and a list of House bills and a list of Senate bills. These are written by Robin Davis, NC NOW Vice President of Political Action.

NC NOW’s 22nd legislative update summary talks about Governor Cooper vetoing the NCGA’s proposed budget on 6/28/19, a day after the legislature passed it. The NCGA budget did not include Medicaid expansion at all. Governor Cooper believes it also fails in the areas of education and the economy, and he will offer a counter-proposal.  The summary also talks about the shocking amount of money the budget hands over to anti-abortion organizations that run crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), including quadrupling the amount to the Texas based Human Coalition organization, even though the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) *CANNOT* recommend the organization, and neither can the Better Business Bureau. 

NC NOW Legislative Update #21 (24 Jun 19) talks about budget negotiations and hurdles to the Governor signing (like legislature’s refusal to expand Medicaid). The Legislative Update says, “If the governor should veto the budget and his veto be upheld, we are in for a long, hot summer.” And so we are!

NC NOW Legislative Update #20 (17 Jun 19) talks about state budget reconciliation process between the House and Senate. Both budgets give tax cuts to big business. Neither budget expands Medicaid, but the Senate budget actually cut the Medicaid budget. Most appalling is the secretive process – the budget negotiations are taking place in secret behind closed doors, in a process that excludes not only Democratic lawmakers but also the general public and, presumably, testimony from expert witnesses.”

NC NOW Legislative Update #19 – The Veto Is Sustained! – 10 Jun 2019

NC NOW Legislative Update #18 – Senate Budget and Budget Process – 3 Jun 2019

NC NOW Legislative Update #17 – Republican War on the Press in NC – 27 May 2019

NC NOW Legislative Update #16 – How Attempted Vetoes Work– 20 May 19

NC NOW Legislative Update #15 — Games Played With Vetoed Bill – 13 May 2019

NC NOW Legislative Update #14 — Glorious Teacher’s March and Anti-Abortion Bill Veto – 5 May 2019

NC NOW Legislative Update #13 – Proposed Budget Part 1 – 29 April 2019

NC NOW Legislative Update #12 – 22 April 2019

NC NOW Legislative Update #11 – Rushed Anti-Abortion Bill – 15 April 2019

NC NOW Legislative Update #10 – 8 April 2019 – Two Pro-women Bills Introduced

NC NOW Legislative Update #9 – 1 April 2019 – 3 LGTBQ Bills and more

NC NOW Legislative Update #8 – 25 March 2019 – Modernizing Sexual Assault Laws

NC NOW Legislative Update #7, GOP Overreach ICE and Medicaid Bill Issue– 18 Mar 19

NC NOW Legislative Update #6, ERA Bills Filed – 11 Mar 19

NC NOW Legislative Update #5, Bad Sex Ed Bill Filed – 4 Mar 19

NC NOW Legislative Update #4, War On Women Continues – 25 Feb 19

NC NOW Legislative Update #3, War On Women Continues – 18 Feb 19

NC NOW 2019 Legislative Update #2 – War on Repro Rights Again – 2/11/19

NC NOW 2019 Legislative Update #1 – ERA is On! 2/4/19

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