Sunday, December 7, 2008

Monday Quick HIts: Hot Policy Topics for This Week

North Carolina:

After a Thanksgiving break and a hectic last week, we are seeing more committees releasing their recommendations for the 2009 Legislative Session.  The final recommendations for most committees will be voted on this month.  Once we have them we will post them here.  Until then, here are a few meetings of interest for this week.

Monday, Dec. 8
The Child Fatality Taskforce - Perinatal Health Committee meets, 1228/1327 LB.

Wednesday, Dec. 10
9 a.m. | The Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee meets, 1027/1128 LB.

10 a.m. | The 21st Century Transportation Committee meets, 643 LOB.

1 p.m. | The Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee meets, 544 LOB.


If you watched any news programs this weekend, it is clear that the big topic in DC is how to manage the economy, jobless rates that keep increasing and the concerns that the big three auto makers are having.  The big three auto makers, Ford, Chrysler and GM are asking for billions in loans to stop them from heading into bankruptcy. As of late Friday night, news channels were reporting a possible deal.  We will keep you up to date.  We are also looking at how a future stimulus package may be shaped. 

All work in DC should wrap up around December 20th.

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