Today we’ll be visiting Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. Follow along on Twitter @Mebane_Rash to learn more about our #NC10.
Curious why the legislature is in session this week? Colin Campbell at the NC Tribune reports:
“Lawmakers didn’t confirm all of [the Governor’s] pending nominations before wrapping up last month, and state law means some of those could expire with a months-long adjournment.
That could affect Health and Human Services Secretary Kody Kinsley, who has been leading the agency – and its pandemic response – in an interim capacity since Mandy Cohen left in early January.
‘Having short, no-vote sessions that don’t require the entire General Assembly to return to Raleigh allows those appointees to continue to serve on an acting or interim basis while we fully vet those appointees,’ Horsch said.” Lauren Horsch is a spokeswoman for Senate leader Phil Berger.
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