Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday Quick Hits: Hot Policy Topics for This Week

North Carolina:

Here is what is happening at the General Assembly this week. A couple of things to think about during this interim committee process; first the Governor has requested all departments to make 2% cuts within their units. This is a sign of the time folks..the economic downturn is starting to affect how we are dealing with budget needs for this year and the upcoming long session. Second, committee meetings are looking now how to address this economic situation and its affects in North Carolina.

Monday, Sept. 29

10 a.m. | The Child Fatality Taskforce - Intentional Death Committee meets, 1228/1327 LB.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

10 a.m. | The Joint Legislative Commission on Dropout Prevention and High School Graduation meets, 643 LOB.
This committee will again begin the work of listening to presentations and designing effective means to deal with the dropout rates and graduation rates in North Carolina.

1 p.m. | The Autism and Public Safety Committee -- Subcommittee on Alternative Testimony meets, 1228 LB.
This committee will be looking at distance technology that will permit testimony to be given without the person being physically present in the courtroom.

Wednesday, Oct. 1
10 a.m. | The Joint Study Committee on Autism and Public Safety meets, 544 LOB.
This committee will begin the process of formulating its recommendations for the upcoming long session. Last session one of the important recommendations that came out of this committee was removing the age limit on the SilverAlert system.

Thursday, Oct. 2

11 a.m. | The House Select Committee on Televising House Sessions meets, 1228 LB.
This committee will begin to review the financial and technological feasibility of live streaming and televising the House sessions in North Carolina.


**Federal Updates will be Coming Later Today...There is a lot happening on the Federal Level and we are currently gathering the most up to the date information.**

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