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2023-2025 Legislative Session

Governor’s Budget Recommendations

The Governor released his budget recommendations for 2023-2025 on March 15, 2023.  The next day the budget overview was presented to the General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee.  In addition to including Medicaid expansion, his recommended priorities included the state’s workforce needs, mental health and education.  The NC Coalition on Aging has prepared a Summary of Key Recommendations Related to Aging.

House Budget Recommendations

The NC House released its budget on March 29,2023. It totals $29,787,259,309 in the first year of the biennium and $31,332,428,974 in the second year of the biennium. The House will vote on the budget next week. You can view the NC Coalition on Aging’s House Budget Summary for more details.  The full budget can be found in the Committee Report and Bill Text. 

Senate Budget Recommendations

The Senate was released on May 15, 2023 and is expected to be voted on this week. After its approval the next step in the legislative process is to go to the conference committee to work out the difference between the House and Senate budget versions.  You can view the NC Coalition on Aging Senate Budget Summary for more details.  The full budget can be found in the Committee Report and Bill Text

Bill Tracker: June 22, 2023.  NC COA tracks many bills throughout the legislative session. Tracking a bill does not indicate NC COA’s support or opposition.

Essential Jobs, Essential Care NC E- Resources

Essential Jobs, Essential Care™’ is PHI’s signature multi-state advocacy initiative that works closely with state leaders to advance policy reforms on the direct care workforce. From 2020-2022, PHI worked closely with the NC Coalition on Aging to design and co-lead a 3-year advocacy initiative focused on improving these essential jobs.  NC Coalition continues this advocacy work in partnership with the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.  The e-Resource provides monthly updates and insights relevant to NC’s direct care workforce crisis. Interested in receiving future e-Resources and related information?  Email  [email protected]

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