NC Capitol Connection’s Matt Caulder provides this overview of yesterday’s special session to address disaster relief.
The State House is open for business again after Gov. Pat McCrory called the Legislature back into session to address the issue of disaster relief funding for Hurricane Matthew victims, as well as those affected by the wildfires in the western part of the state.
McCrory spoke at the House Appropriations meeting Tuesday, where a draft bill was taken up that would direct more than $200 million of state money, from the reserve fund as well as the unappropriated portion of the General Fund, to pair with $300 million of federal money coming to the state for disaster aid for Hurricane Matthew.
The House Appropriations Committee approved the bill, which was then sent on to the Finance Committee, because the measure included fee waivers to aid recovery, such as a waiver for license and license plate fees for disaster victims.
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