Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday Hot Topics: Hot Policy Topics This Week

North Carolina:

This week we are seeing more meetings at the General Assembly. Of specific importance to this blogger is the Legislative Oversight Meeting for MH DD SAS that will be held on Wednesday.
We are starting to see the predicted outcome of these severe budget cuts. Services for people with MH/DD/SAS are being cut and jobs are being lost. If you are in town on Wednesday, we encourage you to attend this meeting.

Interim committees that will be meeting this week are:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
10:00 AM Transportation Oversight Committee, Joint Legislative 1228/1327 LB

10:00 AM Joint Legislative Study Committee on State Funded Financial Aid 421 LOB

1:00 PM Education Oversight Committee, Joint Legislative  544 LOB

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
10:00 AM  Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse, Joint Legislative Oversight Committee  643 LOB

1:30 PM Information Technology, Joint Select Committee on 544 LOB

Thursday, December 10, 2009
10:00 AM Youth Accountability Planning Task Force - NC Judicial Center

1:30 PM Dropout Prevention and High School Graduation, Joint Legislative Commission
643 LOB


The Senate continues its work on health reform legislation this week. Over the weekend attempts to strip the CLASS Act from the final bill failed. This was due to the hard work of advocates on the Hill and to a concerted effort by advocates who called their Senators on the national day of action.

We will keep you up to date on what happens in the Senate as news becomes available.

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