Monday, September 8, 2008

Monday Quick Hits: Hot Policy Topics for This Week

This week we will see a slight increase in study meetings at the General Assembly. Congress is getting ready to head back for what is looking like a very short session.

North Carolina

Monday, Sept. 8
10 a.m. | The Child Fatality Taskforce - Unintentional Death Committee meets, 1228/1327 LB.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

10 a.m. | The Legislative Study Commission on Children and Youth meets, 1027 LB.

Thursday, Sept. 11
11 a.m. | The 21st Century Transportation Committee meets, Four Points Sheraton Downtown Asheville Hotel, 22 Woodfin St., Asheville. Contact: Larry Goode, 301-1589.
There is also a 930am Funding Subcommittee meeting planned while in Asheville.

Interesting note regarding this meeting, last week the National Highway Trust Fund announced that they were having difficulties financially. They are requesting the federal government give an infusion of $8 billion dollars so that they can meet their obligations to repaying states. This will definitely be a topic that we can expect to hear at this transportation meeting. If federal matching and repay money does not flow into the state for our highway projects then the state will need to find more money to replace it.
Washington Post Article

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