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Bills already being filed: No Medicaid expansion, no health exchange, western crime lab funding, unemployment insurance changes

The General Assembly convenes at noon Wednesday, but a handful of bills have already been filed. Topics include resisting the federal health insurance exchange, not expanding Medicaid coverage, unemployment insurance and funding a western state crime lab. Here's a look at what's been filed.

Additional bills cover temporary funding for group homes, right-to-work constitutional amendment, eugenics compensation and eminent domain.

Update: The crime lab bill, sponsored by Sen. Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville, would allocate almost $18 million to build and staff a regional crime lab on the Western Justice Academy in Henderson County. Apodaca is one of the Republican leaders in the Senate, and so this bill can be considered a priority with the legislature.


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Looks like some timely bills to consider!

Kudos to the folks for getting their bills submitted for opening day!

Remember 70% of VOTER support a Voter ID requirement to insure electoral integrity! Be sure to remind YOUR NC House Rep today!

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