Greetings From Raleigh 7-15-05
House and Senate members continued their work this week on the budget and other legislation that must pass before the end of the session. No budget compromise has been reached and negotiations are continuing. The legislators are expected to pass another continuing resolution early next week in order to finalize the budget and keep government running.
Several other important topics were discussed in committee or on the House floor this week, including a study of the state's death penalty, lobbying reform, the contested Superintendent of Public Schools race, and same day voter registration.
I hope you will continue to let me know how you feel about the issues being debated by the North Carolina General Assembly and the challenges you and your family are facing each day. It is an honor and a privilege to represent you in the legislature.