Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Quick HIts: Hot Policy Topics for This Week

North Carolina:

All ears are on the announcement of the Governor-elect's cabinet.  Meanwhile at the General Assembly all is quiet.  Committee meetings are not scheduled until the week of January 5th.  


US Congress is on holiday break.  The Obama transition team is still at work and preparation for the inauguration are underway.

When Congress returns on January 6th it will not be business as usual. Normally they do the formal swearing ins and then break.  This year they will get down to business.  An economic stimulus plan is first on the agenda with a timeline of being ready for the signature of the new president shortly after he takes office.

Governors are actively putting forth their wish list for how the feds can help with economically helping struggling states.  Included on this wish list are infrastructure money, jobs and Medicaid help.

We will keep you up to date on the happenings and how it will affect our states budget shortfall.

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