Legislative Committees Discuss School Capital Funding, State Employee Health & Retirement
Today was a busy day at the General Assembly, featuring key committee discussions on wide-ranging education issues. The following is a brief summary of the various topics considered today:
Rules and Operations of the Senate
Senate lawmakers discussed Senate Bill 5: “Building North Carolina’s Future”—a school capital funding bill proposing a pay-as-you-go plan which would generate $2 billion for K-12 schools over nine years.
Joint Health Care Committee
The House and Senate held a joint health care committee, featuring State Treasurer Dale Folwell and representatives from various hospitals and healthcare organizations. Lawmakers discussed the State Health Plan proposal to move to a reference-based model.
Joint Pensions and Retirement Committee
State Treasurer Folwell also addressed House and Senate lawmakers during a joint pensions and retirement committee meeting. The State Treasurer and his team discussed ongoing issues with the state retirement plan, and provided possible solutions, which may spark future debate.
To learn more about today’s activities at the legislature, make sure to read our newsletter, In the Know, on Thursday!