Friday, March 30, 2007

Other Legislative Highlights 3-30-07

  • House Bill 1012* would repeal the State Property Commission which has cost taxpayers several hundred thousand dollars with no work product to show for this expenditure. The bill has been approved by the Ways and Means Committee and is headed to the House floor.
  • House Bill 1026 would raise the cigarette tax from 35 cents per pack to 40 cents, with the additional money going to build a new cancer hospital at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • House Bill 1076* would waive fees at UNC campuses and community colleges for up to six hours in course credit for state residents who are 65 and older.
  • House Bill 1107* would increase district court judges' terms from four to eight years.
  • House Bill 1140 would shift the entire nonfederal share of Medicaid from counties to the state.
  • House Bill 1203* authorizes the issuance of $2 bullion in general obligation bonds for public school construction.
  • Senate Bill 1543 would allow government workers to collectively bargain.
  • Senate Bill 1553 would make computer manufacturers responsible for recycling discarded equipment.

Several appropriations bills have been filed for Guilford County :

I value the feedback that I receive from my constituents in Greensboro and Guilford County. I can represent you more effectively when I know your stance on the issues and the concerns which are impacting you and your family. By working together we will have the opportunity to insure a finer quality of life for all of our citizens.



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