On Wednesday, my colleagues and I in the House Democratic Caucus announced our seven major priorities for this year's legislative session. Our agenda includes an "initial blueprint" of how we will work to improve greater access to education and health care, create more jobs, offer tax relief, ensure safer communities, and protect our environment, while strengthening the public's trust in their government. In the coming weeks and months, legislation will be debated and passed on all of these topics, so stay tuned as we make progress on these important issues.
This week, legislators introduced bills on a wide range of topics, including teacher training at community colleges, tuition assistance for members of the National Guard, increased energy efficiency, and reforms to the administration of the death penalty.
Please remember that you can learn more about the General Assembly by visiting www.ncleg.net. Our newly updated website allows citizens to listen in on each day's legislative session, committee meetings and press conferences, learn more about introduced legislation, and view each day's schedule and list of bills to be voted on. The House will be back in session on Monday night at 7 p.m.