2017 Legislative Summary

Click Here to find the Summary for the legislative session that just ended. Be sure to note the item about our COLA and the other item about legislation to prevent new state employees from getting State Health Plan benefits. (It is abundantly clear that the majority party is not friendly toward state employees—including teachers!)

The COLA we got is not big, but it is far better than nothing, and it took a lot of effort to get it. I hope you will not miss any opportunity to thank our hard-working lobbyists Pam Deardorff and Dr. Lacy Presnell.

Our legislators will return to Raleigh and reconvene on Aug. 3 to handle veto overrides and other matters. We will keep you informed of what happens.