Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Quick Hits: Hot Policy Topics for This Week

This week is a busy one at the General Assembly. The tax reform debate heats up again on Tuesday with more presentations on the direction that North Carolina may take to increase revenues in our state. This meeting comes on the heels of national news reporting that we may be slowly recovering from the Great Recession.

This committee will also be closely watching the holiday shopping trends to see if there is a spike in sales tax collection or a dip. Read more here.

Also this week the NC Council of Community Programs will be holding its conference to discuss the major effects of the current budget on community based programs for people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and addictive disorders. We will be attending the conference and will report any information regarding the state cuts.

Schedule for this week at the General Assembly:
Mon, November 30, 2009
10:00 AM
Children and Youth, Legislative Study Commission on

415 LOB

Tue, December 1, 2009
10:00 AM
Poverty Reduction and Economic Recovery Study Commission

544 LOB
10:00 AM
Interim Joint Finance Committee Meeting on Tax Reform

643 LOB

Wed, December 2, 2009
9:00 AM
Blue Ribbon Task Force on State Health Plan

1228/1327 LB
9:30 AM
Corrections, Crime Control, and Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee, Joint Legislative

643 LOB
1:00 PM
Urban Growth and Infrastructure Issues Study

544 LOB
Later this week:
National: The Senate will begin again the debate on health reform legislation. It does not look like we will see a vote any time soon.

International: December 3, 2009 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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