From Carolina Public Press
The North Carolina House voted Monday night on its version of Senate Bill 10 — the Government Reorganization and Efficiency Act — setting up what promises to be a contentious negotiation between the two chambers.
According to a report from WRAL, the vote was 71-43 in favor of the measure. Two Republican mountain lawmakers — Rep. Chuck McGrady, of Hendersonville, and Rep. Nathan Ramsey, of Fairview — joined those opposing the move. ...
[Sen. Tom] Apodaca said his main complaint to the House version was that it strikes language that would fire 12 special superior court judges.
Other parts of the bill, including the elimination of dozens of obsolete and rarely convened boards and commissions remain the same, but the House tweaked sections of the bill, that under the Senate version would have replaced the entire Environmental Management Commission, to keep four current members on the 19-member panel that oversees environmental rules and polices. ...Read the full article