Legislative short session opens, no budget yet

May 19, 2018

After Gov. Roy Cooper released his budget last week with the largest state employee pay increases in a decade, House and Senate leaders have yet to release their cards close on their own proposal. SEANC’s Government Relations team has all the details on opening week in this week’s Legislative Update.

The state is taking notice of SEANC members’ efforts to contact legislators on pay raises and COLAs. As of Friday, more than 2,200 messages have been sent to legislators, and as SEANC Executive Director Robert Broome said, “We’re just getting started.” We need you to keep sending messages, especially as the budget dance heats up in the next few weeks. 

The Senate will likely release its budget soon, and the process will move quickly from there.  Click here or below to send your legislators a message. You can use the pre-written message if you want, or write your own. Also, if you are active on social media, click here to send a message on Twitter or Facebook.

Budget: https://youtu.be/HBQ8S9zUhmI

DPS: https://youtu.be/SpBY6aMiVEU

BCBS: https://youtu.be/Ea3qAOwrQko

Meet the Team: https://youtu.be/sxEZPfsNAv4