Hi everyone! Today marks my last week working in the general assembly! I’ve mentioned this a couple of times already in previous posts, but I am really not ready to be leaving this wonderful work place. Last Friday, our cohort met at the Pit in downtown Raleigh to talk about our experiences so far and say … More Last week at the General Assembly
So today is July 20th, and in 10 days I will be finished with this very special summer internship at the General Assembly. Wow! What a summer! I can’t believe time has passed by so fast. But for now, let’s recap a little bit on what has happened last week. More House Ag appropriation meetings were held, … More Last two weeks of my internship at GA
Hi everyone! The general assembly of NC is back in business. After a week of recess, legislators come back tonight to convene in session. So between now and August 14th, both chambers really need to speed up on the budget discussion so the fiscal budget would pass and we wouldn’t have to deal with the Continuing Resolution … More A new week in the general assembly
Since last Friday, the NC House and Senate have both gone to a week long recess. Lawmakers decided to take a break during the midst of budget discussion, but thankfully both chambers passed the continuing resolution last Tuesday, right before the new fiscal year kicked off. So what’s left is teaching assistants funding unknown, NC Biotechnology … More Senate and House off to Break!
Today, I had the privilege of attending an Agriculture Round Table discussion hosted by Congressman (NC-7) David Rouzer and staff. Representative Rouzer is a member of the Agriculture Committee in the US House, and he chairs the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture. Rep. Mike Connaway (TX-11), who currently chairs the House Agriculture Committee was invited to come down to … More Ag-Round Table Meeting with Rep. Mike Connaway and David Rouzer
Last week, many things were going on in the Senate. First off, the biannual budget plan was released by Sen. Harry Brown, one of the co-chairs of the Appropriations committee. Then, a series of debates occurred during Senate Appropriation, Finance, and Pension and Retirement committee meetings. By last Thursday, the Senate has passed House Bill 97, which … More House Bill 250: Healthy Food Retailer/Corner Store Act
This past week, I had an opportunity to visit the Economic Development Partnership of NC, a Non-Profit Organization that’s affiliated with the NC Department of Commerce to help our state in attracting new business investments, tourism, film development to our state, as well as to provide businesses already in NC to become more successful. The NC … More Prosperity Zones and the Mountain to Sea Trail