Legislative Updates

Jan. 13, 2017 - General Assembly convenes new session, quickly adjourns for two weeks 

Jan. 27, 2017 - Legislature returns for long session; Retirement, SHP boards meet

Feb. 3, 2017 - Retiree health care in the spotlight in long session

Feb. 10, 2017 - Surplus should be used for pay raises, COLAs

Feb. 17, 2017 - State budget talks yet to heat up

Feb. 24. 2017 - Cooper talks pay raises for teachers and state employees

March 3, 2017 - Small raises, bonuses in Gov. Cooper’s first budget proposal

March 10, 2017 - Pay for state employees, retirees at a crisis

March 17, 2017 - DOT Secretary signals confidence in employees at hearing

March 24, 2017 - SEANC pushes for adequate raises, COLAs as budget process moves forward

March 31, 2017 - Pay raise, COLA bills have bipartisan support

April 7, 2017 - Bills for pay increase, retiree COLA move ahead in General Assembly

April 14, 2017 - SEANC to Legislators: Hear the Bills!

April 21, 2017 - Pay raise, COLA bills deserve to be heard

April 28, 2017 - Crossover deadline passes, pay raise/COLA fight continues

May 5, 2017 - Senate considers bill on retirement changes, will release budget next week

May 12, 2017 - Senate passes budget with small raises, no COLA for retirees

May 19, 2017 - Correctional officers should get same benefits as law enforcement

June 2, 2017 - House passes budget, but denies amendments to increase raises

June 9, 2017 - House, Senate could roll out budget next week

June 23, 2017 - Legislature approves budget with pay raises, COLAs for retirees

June 30, 2017 - Legislature adjourns! House holds solid in battle for state employee rights


Legislative Updates (Previous Years)