Policy Forum: State Legislative Briefing

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)


The State-of-Play on State Legislative Affairs

The August Policy Forum is a State Legislative Briefing. In a quick 90 minutes, you will get the latest state-of-play on state legislative affairs that matter to your business and our community.

Our speakers - two elected officials representing our region in the NC General Assembly and two state policy influencers - will share reflections on what's transpired and insights on what's ahead. 
The Honorable Verla Insko
Democratic Whip
Representing District 56
(Orange County)
NC House of Representatives
The Honorable Robert T. Reives II
Deputy Democratic Leader Representing District 54
(Chatham County)
NC House of Representatives
*Education Update from Drew Moretz, VP of Government Affairs for The University of North Carolina System 

*Light Rail Update from Patrick McDonough, Manager of Planning and Transit Oriented Development for GoTriangle

Background on the Policy Forum: The General Assembly recently adjourned its 2018 "short" session on June 29th (after hammering out adjustments to the second year of the two-year budget as well as approving new transportation bonds and increased state employee and teacher salaries, and placing six constitutional amendments on the Nov 6th ballot) only to be called back in for a special session on July 24th to address wording on those amendments. Legislators will only have a brief time at home, as they are scheduled to reconvene immediately after the November elections. 
Background on the Policy Series: This is the fourth of six policy forums this year and is part of the Chamber's 2018 Policy Series. The forums occur every-other-month on the third Wednesday morning of that month, and feature influential speakers addressing timely topics related to the economy, economic development, public policy, and local elections. The 2018 Policy Series is sponsored by Cardinal Innovations HealthcareDurham Tech, and Silverspot Cinema

Free for Chamber members
$25 for non-members
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • 8:15am - Coffee networking
  • 8:30am - Program begins
  • 10:00am - Program concludes
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