Members of the NC General Assembly met again this week and continued to tackle time-sensitive legislation affecting K-12 public schools. Because the bill filing deadline has passed, legislators focused most of their actions this week on making critical changes to existing bills, including those relating to ADM enrollment growth and numeric grading for seniors.
State lawmakers returned to Raleigh this week, days after the State moved into Phase II of Governor Cooper’s three-phase reopening plan. Because the bill filing deadline was set to expire by the end of the day on Tuesday, numerous legislators filed last-minute bills covering items such as state employee retirement, tax changes, broadband expansion, and student health.
The state should expect at least a $4.2B shortfall in General Fund revenue collections from 2019-2021, according to the latest Consensus Revenue Forecast shared with lawmakers on Tuesday. Nonpartisan fiscal research staff said the forecast had been revised this month to show an estimated $1.64B revenue shortfall in FY 2019-20 and an additional $2.57B revenue shortfall in 2020-21 due to COVID-19.
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