Joaquin Carcaño expressed his concerns regarding House Bill 2 (HB2) as House Bill 142 was presented to the committee. The bill passed the house and the senate and was signed by Governor Cooper to repeal HB2. 

Partial HB2 repeal signed into law as legislators, Cooper rush to meet NCAA deadline

Rep. Deb Butler, D-New Hanover, woke up Thursday morning to the news that legislators had begun a new deal to repeal part of House Bill 2.


N.C. General Assembly

The N.C. General Assembly is the legislative body for the state of North Carolina. The general assembly is made up of two houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The legislative process works much like congress. A bill must be passed by both houses and is sent to the governor for approval before it becomes a law.

The general assembly has a direct effect on the University and how it runs. Every two years the assembly appropriates money for the UNC system in its biennial budget. During that time the budget for UNC-Chapel Hill is discussed and decided.

The first Republican majorities in both chambers of the legislature since 1898 were elected in the November 2010 general election, and they convened in January 2011.

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Trump cuts education budget, reduces accountability measures for states

The Donald Trump administration took steps to shift policy in the Department of Education this month — proposing a $9 billion cut in federal spending and increasing state autonomy over education standards.President Donald Trump’s budget proposal shifts money into school choice programs and decreases funding for need-based college scholarships.


New bill proposes to expand craft-brewer production

The N.C. General Assembly proposed a new bill that would allow the craft beer industry to increase its production by more than double without going through a wholesale distributor. House Bill 67, presented Feb. 9, would increase the number of barrels North Carolina brewers can make from 25,000 to 100,000 before requiring interaction with wholesale distributors.