Weekly Update: March 8, 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

Shellfish draft: The draft bill will be reviewed next week so stay tuned.
S-177: CARTERET LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FOR DREDGING introduced by Senator Norman Sanderson Referred to the Senate Rules Committee https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2019/Bills/Senate/PDF/S177v1.pdf

SPECIAL ELECTION FOR THIRD DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL SEAT:

As of the end of business on Thursday, March 7 th , there are 19 candidates for the special election for the Third Congressional District, left vacant by the death of Congressman Walter Jones. There is one more day left to file and word is there will be more to add to the Democrat and Republican lists.
There are 4 Democrat, 13 Republican, 1 Constitution and 1 Libertarian candidates. We’ll give you their names in a special update once the list is complete. If the candidates will let us know, we’ll let you know when they schedule any Meet & Greet or other events so you can meet them and/or ask questions.

The primary election will be held on April 30th .

Recent Updates

Weekly Update: July 19, 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:   In last week’s update I wrote that H-655 NC HEALTH CARE FOR WORKING FAMILIES had been on the House calendar for a while for a floor vote and later in the update wrote that it passed the House. That bill is being used as a negotiating tool on...

Weekly Update: July 12, 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:   The General Assembly remains in session. Returning after a few days off over the Independence Day holiday, the effort to override Governor Cooper’s veto of the budget remains on the House calendar each day. Each day House leadership does a...

Weekly Update: June 28, 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:   The budget was approved yesterday by the Senate and House and presented to the Governor. How long the session goes on depends on whether or not Governor Cooper approves the budget.   Committees are still meeting on issues other than the...

Weekly Update: June 21, 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Conferees continued to work on the budget this week. Hopefully, that will finish this week and the budget sent to the Governor.The big news this week is all the activity with H-483, LET THEM SPAWN. On Tuesday, the bill was heard in the House Rules...

Weekly Update: June 14, 2019

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Conferees continued to work on the budget this week. The SUPPORT SHELLFISH AQUACULTURE bill, S-648, passed the House on Wednesday and was sent to the Governor. We’ve heard that H-483, LET THEM SPAWN, will be heard by the House Rules Committee at...

Weekly Update: June 7, 2019

From Our Executive Director- Glenn Skinner At the special MFC meeting held June 6 the Marine Fisheries Commission approved their preferred management options for Amendment 2 to the Southern Flounder FMP. The preferred management measures chosen would: Establish...

Weekly Update: May 31, 2019

A Word from Our Executive Director - Glenn Skinner Everyone in NC that has an interest in the Southern Flounder fishery (Restaurant, Consumer, Commercial or Recreational) is encouraged to attend the meetings that are scheduled for next week. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: The...

Weekly Update: May 24, 2019

A Word from Our Executive Director - Glenn Skinner At their May Business meeting, the Marine Fisheries Commission voted to send draft Amendment 2 (to the Southern Flounder FMP) as presented by the Division to the Advisory Committee and out for public comment with the...

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