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Senate | July 31, 2014 | Chamber | Senate Day Session

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him, where the Reverend Peter Milner Senate chaplain. all members and guests in the gallery please stand right where Change speaker: we thank you for giving us place in quiet moment amidst the distractions of life amidst the hustle and bustle of the conversations become to you to come into your throne of grace, and this morning we seek your wisdom, Change speaker: Ezekiel Lord God because your wisdom far beyond our wisdom and your goodness is far beyond our goodness is that most of you in prayer. we thank you that you feel lost right now with great peace and consolation. thank you for that in the many blessings you have given us during the session. during a typical and long session with grace now to depart the session with holy longings enjoy what you are doing in our midst and in our world. we pray in Jesus name amen Change speaker: Senator, thanks recognize for motion, Mister President, the Journal of Wednesday July thirtieth two thousand fourteen was then examined is found to be correct. Change speaker: I move that the Senatedispense with the reading of the Journal, Afghanistan approved as written, without objection, the John at July thirtieth two thousand fourteen Stan's approved as written leaves of absenceare requested and granted with your approval for Senators and Congress, Senator Newton center Harmon Senator John and Senator Walters, the most of the day is merry and bright.thank you for your service, and you'll probably be busy today. thank you him to him okay is good to have center bombing back, welcome back and would lead you year him and Udell is in the possession center. Jenkins has his Masters vote on our upon the motion of Senator Raven abroad Brunswick County jurors have' Aziz of the gallery to loss secretary of cultural resource sources, Susan Klotz, chief Deputy Karen Cochran,historic preservation Officer Romana Marcos would you please stand thank you him and Change speaker: ratifications of bills will build their own clerk propose the following build really ratified presentation to the government Senate Bill eight eight three and activists disapprove of mitigation program, for protection and maintenance of repair and buffaloes. rules adopted by the environmental management commission directed by Romain on his commission to adopt the new mitigation program requirements for protection and maintenance of riparian buffer through an amended waste water disposal system requirements. house Bill eleven ninety four act to make changes to administration of the state retirement systems. Change speaker: the standing committees so hard for Change speaker: what purpose do run I would move to withdraw the conference report on Senate Bill one sixty three that is on today's calendar without objection, so ordered. I would then like to submit a conference report for Senate Bill one six Change speaker: please send for the report on ever effort for Senate Bill one sixty three, President of Senate Speaker of House representative cover rate of. to resolve the difference between a Senate and House of Representatives on Senate Bill one sixty three, a bill to be entitled an act to designate reclaimed water as a storm water under certain conditions, calendar puzzle starts again. Change speaker: also like this. unfortunately,conference report on hospital twelve eighteen with you

Conference Report House Bill 1218, to the President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives. The conferee is appointed to resolve the differences between the Senate and the House of Representatives on House Bill 1218, a bill to be entitled an act amending the charter of the city of Monroe, to remove the provision authorizing the city manager to have direct supervisory authority over the city attorney. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Placed on today's calendar and additionally, place the previous conference report sit-in on today's calendar, please. Okay, Senator Davis, you're recognized. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. I'd like to take a moment of personal privilege. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I'd like to send forth a senatorial statement, please, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forth your statement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, I'd like to recognize the quasiquicentenntial anniversary of the Western Carolina University campus. Senator Tillman that means 125 years, and I'd like to tell you that Robert Lee Madison in 1889 founded this school for the benefit of the Western North, Western North Carolina area to teach teachers, and to teach individuals, and to help that area out. I'd also like to inform you that 4 years later, the North Carolina legislature designated that school the first publically-funded normal school in North Carolina which probably, probably explains the fact that it has never had, and never will have a school of Law. Thank you, sir. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brock is recognized to speak on the statement. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. You know, not only was it a gift to Western North Carolina, it was a gift to the entire state, presiding officer is a graduate of Western Carolina. And I will say this, from the shot that was heard around the world, when Carter hit the first 3-pointer in NCAA history to when the University when I was there became most the wired university in the country, was the first state-supported university to have internet access into each and every room. And I remember when we were trying to sell that program to the Board of Governors and through the rest of the education establishment here in North Carolina, I put it real simple, it would take two days for the newspaper, the News and Observer, to get up to Cullowhee for us to read it. And with that initiative by the Board of Governors at the time to make that University to be connected to the internet, in every room, and it really has transformed our new channel for its dynamic, hopefully we can keep him a good while, but he is really transforming this school, and making it a lot better. Which is a good thing for Senator Apodaca and I, because the better they make Western Carolina, the better it makes us look, I heard you, thank you for your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Senator Brock, just let me say, a moment of personal privilege if I might, I feel that any success I've had in life, a lot of it's contributed to my experiences in Cullowhee, and I hope I wish him another 125 years, and maybe Senator Tillman can be around for that also, because he was there opening day 125 years ago. With that being said, I recognize Senator Pate for a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, I move that the Senate now recess subject to messages from the House and the Governor, referral and re-referral of Bills and Resolutions, Receipt and referral of committee reports, receipt of conference reports, the ratification of bills, and appointment of conferees to reconvene on Thursday, July 31st, 2014, at 1 p.m. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You've heard the motion, the Senate do now stand in recess 'til 1 o'clock. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The senatorial statement honoring Western Carolina University's 125th anniversary, whereas Western Carolina University was founded in August 1889 by Professor Robert Lee Madison, who wanted to provide an education for the young people in the region and train teachers to spread education throughout the Western part of the state. And whereas in 1893, the legislature designated the school as the first publically-funded normal school, which evolved into a junior college over a 40 year period, and then in 1929 was chartered by the legislature as a four-year institution under the name Western Carolina Teachers' College

and where in 1967, the North Carolina General Assembly designated institution original university and changed its name to Western Carolina University. And on July 1st 1972, Western Carolina Univesity became a member of the University of North Carolina system. And, whereas adjacent to the great smoky mountains, and a neighbor to the eastern band of Cherokee Indians, Western Carolina University has a commitment to the rich traditions of Appalachian and Cherokee culture. And, where as the Millenium Initiative doubling the size of the campus in 2005, it's supposed to be a hub for economic growth and a knowledge enterprise zone where university faculty and students, private industry and government partners, collaborate in the study and development of innovative practice that result in applied solutions that meet the needs of the citizens of North Carolina. Now therefore, Western Carolina University should be commended on its quintessential anniversary for its commitment as a public university that serves the public good, providing a focused rigor with high-quality curriculum, it meets the educational economic development needs of the people of Western North Carolina, the state, and the nation. In the witness whereof, the undersigned signifies, certifies, that the forgoing statement was read in the Senate, and placed upon the journal on the 30th day of July, 2014 submitted by Senator Jim Davis, Senate Principal Clerk Sarah Lang. State of North Carolina Pat McCrory Governor, Executive Order #61, notice of termination of Executive Order #50. Message from the House, Mr. President is ordered that a message be sent to the Senate, in forming an honorable body that the House of Representatives has failed to concur in House Bill 1224 Senate Committee Substitute #2, fourth edition. A bill could be entitled an act to limit the total local government sales and use tax rate to 2 and 1/2 percent to give counties the flexibility used up to 1/2 percent of the local sales and use tax for public transportation, for public education, or for general purposes, or for a combination thereof. And to make various changes to tax and economic development laws, respectfully, Denise Weeks, principal clerk. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Committee Report, Senator Apodaca submits the following for rules and operations of the Senate. Committee, Senate Bill 884 unfavorable as to Bill, but favorable as to Committee Substitute Bill 2014 President Pro-Temp appointments. Calendar, House Bill 1086 unfavorable as to Bill, but favorable as to Senate Committee Substitute Bill, new title, an act to establish the North Carolina and South Carolina Rail Compact. Calendar, Senate Joint Resolution 881, unfavorable as to Joint Resolution, but favorable as to Committee Substitute Joint Resolution, new title, the Joint Resolution providing for adjourning the 2013 regular session of the General Assembly to a date certain and limiting the matters that may be considered upon reconvening, providing for subsequent adjournment to a date certain and limiting the matters that may be considered upon reconvening, and providing for an adjournment signee died of the 2013 regular session of the General Assembly. Calendar, messages from the House, Mr. President, it is ordered that a message be sent the Senate informing that honorable body that House, the House of Representatives fails to concur on House bill 272, Senate Committee Substitute Bill 5th edition, a bill to be entitled an act to provide that the Division of Motor Vehicles hearing on a license revocation as a result of a driving while impaired ignition interlock violation be held on the licensees' county of residence to direct the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue a single annual registration renewal sticker for each vehicle registration plate. Three

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Mister President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Jackson, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forth a conference report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Send forward your report. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Conference report, Senate bill 648. President of the Senate, House, Speaker of the House represented conferees appointed to resolve the differences between the Senate and the House of Representatives on Senate bill 648. A bill to be entitled an act to create transparency and contracts between the attorney general and private attorneys. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Calendar, and members that will be added to the end of today's calendar. Senate bill 648. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Ratification of bills. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Enroll bills, enrolling clerk reports the following bill duly ratified for presentation to the Governor. House bill 884, an act to provide for drop out prevention in recovering pilot program in charter schools to require the state board of education to report on utilization of personnel contracts. And the following bill, duly ratified and properly enrolled and presented to the office of the secretary of the state. Senate bill 859 an act relating to municipal regulations of vacation rentals and other transient occupancies. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Reports of standing committees. Okay. Let's move to the calendar. First up, Senate bill 884. Clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 884, 2014 President Pro Tem's appointments. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Berger is recognized to explain this bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Members, this is the appointments bill. It's fairly standard bill every year has the appointments that are being made through the Senate for the upcoming year or years. I'll be more than happy to try to answer any questions anyone might have. I would say the, one of the things about this usually an indication that we are in the very end of the, of the session. I urge your support for the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Discussion or debate on Senate bill 884. Hearing none, the question before the body is the passage of Senate bill 884 on its second reading. All those in favor will vote aye. All those opposed will vote no. You'll have five seconds for the vote. The clerk will record the vote. Senator Ford, Aye. Senator Blue, aye. You guys got it? Forty five having voted in the favorable, zero in the negative, Senate bill 884 passes its second reading and without objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina general assembly and acts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate bill 884 passes its third reading. Oh no, not yet. All those, okay, so, back up. Third reading on Senate bill 884. All those in favor will vote aye. Let me hear your voice, vote aye. Opposed no. Senate bill 884 passes its third reading and will be sent to the House. Next up let's do

Conference report for adoption senate bill 163 Curcoray say bill 163 reclaimed water as the source water Sir ?? recognized as [SPEAKER CHANGES]Senate this is know there are few folks asked questions about why conference report was removed or actually when already this morning we found some technical change and technical areas which we fixed .so that we can confirm to the clean water act in any way possible. i would be glad to answer any questions but its fairly straight forward permits a power project primarily with the city dealing with reclaimed water .[SPEAKER CHANGES] discussion on the debate on the motion to adopt on supports senate bill 163 hearing on the the body is to adoption of conference report for senate bill 163 all those in favor vote up all that oppose will vote No you have five seconds to vote the clerk would record the vote 45 in the affirmative and zero in the negative the conference report for senate bill 163 is adopted and the house will be so notified conference report for house bill 1145 house bill 1145 have insurance and registration for ?? [SPEAKER CHANGES]i there any ?? recognized to explain the motion [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you mr president members of the senate ?? easiest to what changes were on this bill in time i was in front of the senate this conferee report cangesd teh insurance requirement we placed on ?? moved that towards study above precedes forward with the requirements for registration fort he vehicles ?? answer any questions [SPEAKER CHANGES]Discussion on debate oon the conference report on hosue bill 1145 moving on question four to body ist he adoption of the conference report of house bill 1145.Those in fvor vote up those against the vote No you have five seconds to votet he clerk wll record the vote .Conference report okay all those in favor 43 blue senator blue ?? 44 in the affirmative in the negative for the adoption of confection report for the house bill 1145.it is adopted in the house so notified .Lets do house conference report for house bill O1218 clerk will read [SPEAKER CHANGES]of bill 1218 is the city of Monroe to teh provision of attorney ? explain the motion [SPEAKER CHANGES]Thank you mr president ?? tucker want to say something ?? he is for one chosen not to the conference should report is a greed dairy body what it does in fact will contras towards email used to the packing provision gone it has agreed to country from the ;provision of the requirement of the problem but it will

Follow up, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Will you explain to me how are your local county commissioners chosen now in vacancies? How is that process work in Cabarrus? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Currently, along with 42 other counties, the party from which the resigned commissioner or leaving commissioner or deceased commissioner was elected, the executive committee of that party selects a successor whereby the county commission appoints a successor. In 58 counties, in North Carolina, the county commission simply appoints a successor. What the amendment does is move from the first to the second. From the former provision to the later provision. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Follow up, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell, do you yield? [SPEAKER CHANGES] I do. [SPEAKER CHANGES] What is the purpose in making this change for Cabarrus County, can you explain that to me? [SPEAKER CHANGES] First, let me say, it was suggested by one of the House members who was not Linda Johnson, but Carl Ford. It is done in, like I say, 58 other counties the way it needs to be changed. Without airing too much dirty laundry, the current executive committee of the Cabarrus County Republican Party is, well, more than 50% of its membership has resigned and their are new members appointed to that are in that situation right now. Of 20 people, about 12 are new and were never elected to a county convention. The chair of the current county party is not elected by convention, but was appointed. The vice chairs, there have been through two successive vice chair, which is to say there’s a degree of chaos that exists there. We’re simply trying to avoid the chaos. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator, you have the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I’d like to speak to the bill, please. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You have the floor, Senator. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I have no problem with Senator Tucker’s portion of the bill. I think it’s good, it’s a local bill. It’s solid. The problem I have, I spoke with Senator Hartsell earlier today and I asked him had he spoken to any of his local board of county commissioners and the answer was no. Asked had he spoken to any of the local government officials, the answer was no. Any of the party officials, the answer was no. I think this is just setting a precedent that I just don’t feel comfortable with. I think without consultation of those local folks, we’re changing the way that they are making their decisions on a local board. I’m not comfortable with it. I don’t really care what happens in Cabarrus County, but I am concerned about the precedent that it might set without input from the local officials who are the ones who are ultimately going to be making that decision. I’m going to vote no. Thank you, Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Further discussion or debate? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President . [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Hartsell. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Let me simply say that two of the three folks who represent Cabarrus County were on the conference committee for this report. The third, who represents Cabarrus County in the House, voted for this report about an hour ago and has said he supports it. It seems to me that that is a provision that is long established in this chamber, that we deal with local, we have consensus among the local delegation. I’m the only one who represents Cabarrus County and we’re simply trying to fix the problem as best we can and we all agree and that’s, like I say, it’s a local bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate? Hearing none, the question before the body is the adoption of the conference report for House Bill 1218. All in favor vote aye, those against will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. 36 having voted in the affirmative and 9 in the negative, the conference report for House Bill 1218 is adopted and the House will be notified. Next up, let’s do...

House Bill 1086. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] House Bill 1086. North Carolina and South Carolina Rail Compact. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Rabin is recognized to explain the bill. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Members, this bill allows for the creation of a rail compact between North Carolina and South Carolina, to study, develop and promote a small freight line that crosses North Carolina/South Carolina border in southeastern North Carolina. A recent decision by the federal surface transportation board creates an opportunity to preserve this freight line and this bill will simply bring some structure to the local effort that has been trying to reopen this line for several years. There is no physical impact and there’s no associated appropriation formality. Thank you very much for your support. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate on House Bill 1086 on its second reading. Hearing none, the question before the body is the passage of House Bill 1086 on its second reading. All in favor vote aye, those against will vote no. Five seconds will be allowed for the voting. The clerk will record the vote. 45 having voted in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, House Bill 1086 passes its second reading and without objection will be read a third time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] North Carolina General Assembly enacts. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The question before the body is the passage of House Bill 1086 on its third reading. All in favor say aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Aye. [SPEAKER CHANGES] All opposed say no. The ayes have it. House Bill 1086 passes its third reading and will be sent to the House for concurrence on the Senate Committee Substitute. That brings us to Senate Bill 648. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 648, North Carolina Commerce Protection Act of 2014. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Jackson, the bald headed elderly one is recognized to explain the conference report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, for a second time in two days, I object on the elderly part. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Carry on. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, this bill has come back from the House and I just want to tell you, it’s been sort of a long, nearly two years, in getting this bill to this point. It has been through the Senate J1 committee on at least two to three occasions, Senate Commerce, Finance Committee. It ended up going to the House JB committee and then on the House floor and was back here at us. Currently this bill has create transparency and private attorney contracting by state officials to prevent the abuse of patents, exclusive form or venue provisions valid, limits successor or asbestos related liabilities. The Senate on June 11th passed this bill 48 to 0 out of here and sent it over to the House and I ask you to do the same today. Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Discussion or debate for the adoption of the conference report for Senate Bill 648. Hearing none, the question before the Senate is the adoption of the conference report for Senate Bill 648. All in favor vote aye, those against will vote no. You’ll have five seconds for the vote. The clerk will record the vote. Conference report for Senate Bill 648 is adopted 45 in favor, 0 in the negative and the House will be notified. Senate Bill 744. The clerk will read. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senate Bill 744. Appropriations Act of 2014. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Brown will be recognized to explain the bill and he can also hand off to the next one. Senator Brown has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you, Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen, before I get started, I just want to thank my co-chairs, Senator Hunt and Harrington and Jackson for their many hours and hard work that we put into this and also the subcommittee chairs who I think did a great job of working through their subcommittees and sending us a pretty clean, I think, piece out of their subcommittees that we could work with. I also want to thank the staff who continue to amaze me in their professionalism and their hard work and just their knowledge of helping us through this process. We’re very fortunate in this General Assembly to have such a professional group…

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him have paying jobs, increases funding for the manufacturing solution Center in the textile technology center is it also provides Monday into the community colleges rose thirty. nine entity University system and diversity, community colleges and universities to participate in the federal yellow ribbon program to draw down federal funds to decrease tuition cost for the nonresident veterans and their dependents university budget increases. Jennifer preparations about one. one percent over fourteen, fifteen United budget by one percent over thirteen, fourteen, authorized budget increases, there are changes from laboratory to recording for the foundation for the North Carolina need-based scholarship three million clinicians initiatives associated with the systems strategic plan requires the density system to spend twenty nine they enough funds available for the MacDonald research connects Annapolis and requires into State University to continue operating. some rights and syndicates are reopening medical registry 's honor under Health and Human Services. this project does not reduce eligibility for Medicaid and it does not eliminate school nurse positions. it provides us remove one thousand children at the childcare waiting list and fiscal year protein fixating and when fully implemented writing this word is left over files provides five million additional dollars unincorporated provides funding to reduce County Department of Social Services Child protective services. this investigative workers assessment caseloads the recommended ten him three million dollars last during a half-million dollars for child welfare in home services we provide interventions and services at the present shower safety and protection and prevention of further abuse or neglect under public explanation, expansion for the Medical Examiner's Office and now have the perfect opportunity to increase crisis services and then Medicaid. it restores the two thousand and fourteen, three percent, shared savings, reduction effect of June two thousand fifteen from nursing homes. cyber crime costs address liabilities one hundred thirty six and a half million of projected medication bottles of the thirteen thirteen year new creates a recovering contingency reserve of the hundred eighty six. four million Medicaid as well. in any project under claim automatically pressed on it provides an additional five hundred thousand nonrecurring funds, bringing total funding available from the genocide fiscal year, thirty eight to fourteen. one million dollars in preparation, additional nonrecurring one. two five million for rural economic development division grants and on an ongoing basis increases the biotech centers of preparation by one million one internal center funding to thirteen. six million unaccomplished times the number of class. novice experiment between one half-million from the window, dropped on cash fast. provider of is not a high growth and high tech businesses and advise the mainstream solutions program with a million dollars under Justice and Public Safety continues with the reorganization of our prison system that goes into women's prisons. him at the Saturdays County and one of Robinson County and provides positive establishing forensics unit of the West original crime lab. it also transfers the FBI of public safety, which will result in savings in the future from more efficient operation of animal information systems, purchasing a freshman equipment share resources such as training facilities in contemplation of regional offices on a general bathroom. it sounds ongoing basis. you can't has to hundred thousand dollars to defend the revenue it will have to use receipts for the creation, operation of a new car center in Guil ford County to have aback load of cars passing finance agency will receive a ten million dollars. regarding the preparation to great workforce housing loan program and if I'm not

him. he sat in the investments division to allow them to internalize up versions of investment management and reduce the use of third-party vendors under transportation. this president when increased funding for contract resurfacing and establish a sixty five million dollars on a preservation program and also realize existing funding to cover the increased production costs. the new format drivers license funds to increase customer service initiatives and reducing wait times and driver 's license offices of reducing backlogs, the medical review at ignition interlock programs to provide additional funding for the invasion to modernize its efforts in support of ongoing reform initiatives. maintains funding for public transportation. current levels and increases funding for the landmark strategic transportation investment program by sixty eight million this year. it also creates a three-year prioritization schedule for maintenance activities based on current funding levels of atoms in R an additional one half million. the plan expansion of the North Carolina Museum of history five. eight one million four River resources development projects throughout the state, which matches the nine. six five million in federal funds, and one. four seven million and local funds. it also sounds during the agency. complete the planning of Appalachian State University health sciences building an information technology advisory additional five million four G– to continue the state 's efforts to develop an enterprise business intelligence capabilities and CJ loses her about an additional one. one million to expand the spirit law enforcement and the courts were to have millions provided training for an enterprise resource planning system, allowing the state to the him for business management, information technology, reserving pumps running of twenty million to continue upgrading, simplifying and modernizing the states at the operations and internal infrastructure. this budget also includes continuing the effort to replace obsolete computers and applications as well as insurance agency or me at the security requirements as you can see this budget doesn't allow for the state of North Carolina. it moves the state 's education was competitive of teacher pay and addresses mentioned in the seventh to the state about I ask that you support the comfortable in our finance requests Change speaker: surrounded you or anyone else. the speaker would get direct floor is open for discussion and debate the Jackson Wilco, Cuba, to speak to the belt, Internet Explorer eight Change speaker: at eight a.m. I came into my office and a new budget was on my desk now it's or not being asked to vote on this is a plan to spend twenty one billion dollars of taxpayer money and no one in the minority party was permitted to see it until this morning. I suspect there are several members of the majority who were permitted to see it until this morning. the truth is only a small handful of people had ever seen this budget before it landed on our desk this morning that if you are allowed to see this budget until this morning. I don't know how you can vote on it in good conscience we know within here. you can't possibly know the intended best of this budget, let alone the unintended effects. most people don't know this but Democrats were completely excluded from the budget making process. like it or not, we represent millions of North Caroline 's by excluding us. you exclude all of the you are telling millions of people that you don't care what their representatives have to say, and at the same exact time you're telling those folks to trust your judgment trust your priorities and trust. despite what you're really telling folks is that when it comes to setting priorities for the state. you don't need to hear from happen citizens. no negotiation, no

give and take, no exchange of ideas, no true competition among ideas, no collaboration, no conversation, no listening to each other, no learning from each other. This isn’t a budget, this is an ultimatum being delivered to millions of people across the state. You may feel like you had a real debate over this budget, but you didn’t. Republicans in the Senate and Republicans in the House do not comprise a two party system. You thought you were having a debate when you were really just talking to yourselves all along. I understand that including the other side would change this process. I understand it would make it harder, but history shows it would also make it better. You need a balanced approach to setting priorities when one side to simply exclude the other side, it lends itself to mistakes. You’re not just asking me to support the provisions in this budget, you’re asking me to endorse the process. I can’t do that. No normal person could do that. I could bring ten people in off the street, explain to each of them how this budget was made and every one of them would tell you they expect more from us. Nobody in the real world thinks this is how it should work. As a very recent member of the real world, I’m here to tell you, we all think that these kinds of political games, do our state a disservice. I know what you’re going to say. I can see you reaching for the microphone. You’re going to say, Democrats did it worse, and you’re right. You’re absolutely right, about that historical fact, you’re right. But in carrying on this legacy, you’re wrong. You’ve mislearned all of those lessons. Being in power means having the power to change things for the better. This isn’t just the way it works. This isn’t just the way it’s always worked. It’s wrong. And maybe it takes the new kid to tell you that, but so be it. Nothing I’ve said so far is controversial. It’s all common sense, and yet here we are. Everyone recognizes this isn’t the way it should be done, but you’re doing it anyway, so let’s call it what it is. This is payback. Payback doesn’t make good policy. Revenge is something that we’re supposed to rise above. Our mothers taught us that. If you truly believe in the strength of your ideas, let’s have a real debate. If you truly believe that your vision is the way forward for this state, then allow a perspective other than your own. I’ve gotten to know almost all of you. I respect all of you. This budget process is beneath you. It’s beneath our state. Instead of propping this sad tradition, we should end it. The pendulum will swing back. It’s only a matter of time. Let part of your legacy be that you broke this sad tradition. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate. Senator McKissick, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the conference report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I’ve been here for quite a while and of course I’ve seen the way the sauce gets made around here and understand that there are limits to what a minority party can do when they’re not in power. At the same time, we need to be rational, not irrational. We need to be considerate, not inconsiderate. And we need to be, most of all, thoughtful, when we’re talking about appropriating over $21 billion. $21.3 billion. The process by which we’ve come to this budget that’s here before us today is not one that I can embrace. This process needs to be reworked, it needs to be fixed, it needs to be tweaked. It’s a lot of things that can be done differently. Most importantly, there needs to be input and consideration provided by all of the members. We’re all elected to these seats. By approximately, the districts have about the same amount of population. And when you silence the voice of the representative of most districts that are here because...

Part of a minority party. And you're silencing the opportunity of those constituents to participate to stakeholders in the process. We need to be fair. We need to be reasonable. We need to engage in spirited debate, but most of all, we need to be inclusive and transparent. And this process has lacked inclusiveness and transparency. Now, if you really want to get down to why it probably took us an extra month to get to some type of an agreement, other than perhaps what it should have, we don't have to go back much further than last year, when we came up with all these tax cuts for the wealthy, top two percent, and short changed us in the process. Short changed us to the point that we could not go out and appropriate funds the way we needed to in this particular year. So through smoke and mirrors we had to come up with ways of getting it all done. Now I get concerned about some of the things I see here even though I've had this budget in my hand less than eight hours. Less than eight hours to review twenty one eight billion that we're about to adopt. What concerns me, I hear that there's full funding for teaching assistants, but yet when you look at the numbers, it's a hundred five million dollars short. A hundred and five million short. That means you're gonna have to go out there and ask your superintendents to reprioritize what they wanna do if they want to keep the same number of teaching assistants that they've got. A hundred and five million short, that could translate to about thirty three hundred teaching assistants that could potentially be terminated on top of about thirty five hundred we lost last year. That gives me deep concern because that's potentially sixty eight hundred that could be gone in our classrooms. I get concerned about the fact we have not done anything to reauthorize this teaching fellowship program, which is one of those programs that has got strong bipartisan support over the years. I get deeply concerned because when it comes to our teachers, there's no incentive for them to go out there and further their education and get masters degrees and perhaps refine their skills so that's the point they can be more effective teachers in our classrooms because we've eliminated that funding unless they got started a year ago. And when I look at other aspects of this budget in terms of health and human resources, it gives me deep, deep concern. We got a hundred eighty six million dollars has now been set aside as reserve for Medicaid. It makes sense we need to have that kind of reserve, but if we have to access it, the formalities that we have to go through result automatically in perhaps fifty two hundred or more people losing their benefits. And what do we know about our history? We know about our history that we've had these, had these overruns when it came to Medicaids for quite some time. When it comes to our hospitals in our large urban areas, those hospitals are out there providing services for Medicaid recipients. They are short changed once again, those hospitals, those providers. In many cases they're gonna be providing not only Medicaid individuals with services but indigent care to those that have no insurance because we have refused to expand Medicaid to over five hundred thousand potential recipients here in the state of North Carolina. All of those give me deep, deep concern. When I look at Health and Human Services, and I look at after school care, we have a lot of people in this state that work and either single family households and single moms. We have others that are not single individuals but still need that after school care but what have we done, we've short changed them by nine point two million dollars. Misplaced priorities. That's not what we need to be doing. It gives me deep concern. And when we look at those that get childcare subsidies in this state. Childcare subsidies that need that childcare so they can go to work. Based what we've done with this budget and the way we've funded Health and Human Services, we know that there'll be seventy two hundred families that will no longer qualify for those childcare subsidies. And our community colleges, you know, we're increasing tuition once again and it was not that much this year, but look at what you've done over the last couple of years to those students that need to go to those universities, those colleges, because they provide opportunities to further their education before they go into foreign institutions or to help them get some type of degree that will get them into the workforce. Their tuition's gone up close to thirty percent. And we also pass

Tough to send those who do not have to produce a good customer loan programs that time and that's to blame for a woman that the senate chambers in this budget adjustment of concern and this into a buxom plan does not sustainable as a plan that does not melt and then ensure that the school that we passed last year in terms of reductions in income , the state to good benefits to the top 2% as making them in, as well below that almost five years my gosh those of dollars groups and others are talking about a week and haven't written budgetary shortfall that's what this new concern is concerned that city in the heart is issues that we could fix the issues that we can let them together we can come up with defending them out that affects the collective buddies who stayed in the battle of our constituents that many stakeholders to the table because so many of those takeovers that are concerned about this budget to them, and (SPEAKER CHANGES) I could do, so there were some had been done before we can do better than should do better we must do better than the other discussion and debate center for ballparks derives from the spokesman said the bill's sponsor open to question two from around the deal, the national Baptist coach and then to that thank you for your leadership and, you put into this as the simplicity of respect that you've gotten into this is professional life that have to come into the general assembly that that's a question that relates to you, bass-going with a savings reserve can explain to me that the budget goes to the savings research in this revised budget seven and one that same sense that that 67000000 dollars in again this that was about that is not that the study was justified by some of the stuff that the man sat and services from admin the justification peace in the sticker budget balanced budget that surround us, especially after 1/2-way players in the patience, if any of us budget that could apply some in the economy can send 2/3 bonds two that this kind of Asia News is that that this foot center and then why is it a good idea now two tissue that two of the expenses from opposing the nation's said that the fed's that's especially those events those 260 and five-Jan-that-that's the message that says that Sellers will send a state that nine 52-out, 75 spruce edition is for projects as is mapping staff at 235 states that all the deal to understand correctly that issue that two pay for renovation that their students say that we've gotten them and that system that is, some us that the seven of a Japanese System after just as good of those that had data and that that is chosen for state government services they could have added that the manager of the state has a five-man us over that of the stanza statement that half of that that a seven-day, (SPEAKER CHANGES) this has that this for the study last question this person said brown the hill added five lot of questions that relates too good stuff-received 8000 of lee's bench-press-center staff or receive only 500 eight big issue the hearing is that consistency because those two groups of employees select the state employees that were trading wonderfully over the other can you make of that they understand and explain that the fed to lower the attack about the secessionist said that less than half that of 225 and that's after this unless they chose me that a rise of some five ??.....

him him have a system that is one of those in a category with those you just mentioned, so I understand that concern. but again the property. the session was featured by an out break that life is incredibly moved state new window of the nation 's first enterprise goes and that was our priority and we still found a way to address an area estate. by rice as well. Change speaker: Excerpt diagram what you brought us there has floor that will send like Einstein, the last time to discuss the is that which is working with each and every citizens live in North Carolina and have examine ourselves and how we see ourselves as an certainly my friends and committed education attrition working for pleasure or business plan… the strength of its kinds of him to an educator, administrator of Johnson C Smith University in and him and classmates. posted and him and him. she should have asked him if he coming back from the and I have the latest town that's happening up there, why don't you guys to come up with the confidenceof both the president him him in July or August first is that is that whereas she is a good way to honest declarations that the individuals until about a hundred million dollars and this year we have to, but by that have to identify what those dollars to keep us going and ensure that everyone's happy and happy because now how decisions have to be made in Thessalonicawith access to the education committee also serve as a builder education Appropriations Committee I have been exposed as a profession of American committee discussed the budget and so I asked him today. I should make sense of the education in this letter that I received, as well as the specific machine concerns that and it is my thinking everyone for the concerns about the pending budget. my life is better and educated enough to, she has worked diligently selfish needs encouragement to represent thousands and thousands on the afternoon is valuable for your help and assistance of countries at amazing professionals elementary children. the foundation necessary to grow him: IFC press releases touting unauthorized teachers will receive seven percent raises at thirty five hundred dollars. this does not affect my life better and is scheduled to receive as a veteran educator in Jerusalem about two percent. however, under the car. if FSU only do they want to set up Wi-Fi soon as I found a link so you can see how I noticed her the present of it becomes last seen in many other amazing teachers had working professionals left out the best place ever as you suggest this page is ready please please please

“Taking away longevity pay or including it and tagging it as a 7 percent raise is unfair and dishonest”- A very concerned citizen and voter. I’m not sure that 7 percent is a trick or a treat. Because [??] still goes on to districts and teachers who want to earn a master’s degree, that’s been eliminated. Moving forward. It takes away longevity. The people who were impacted the most, teachers, were not consulted or talked with or given choices. The majority part of the education appropriation members simply were included in this discussion. And while it may be a quality for this Republican, GOP. It leaves people scratching their heads. It leaves us wondering whether or not we are serious about moving teachers forward. Pitting young teachers against the older teachers. Not looking forward to the future in terms whether or not dollars will be made for future increases. It’s a whole anti-[??] that it would be in there. We are still struggling in trying to figure this thing out, as it was said so eloquently by my colleague from [??] we just received this hours ago and trying to make heads or tails of this. We appreciate from work, with the process, leaves more questions than answers. The budgets leaves more questions than answers. And the time that we are here waiting, watching, leaves us to believe that this is yet just another, day at the General Assembly. With a bunch of sensible [??] and little substance. [SPEAKER CHANGES] [??] you want us to speak of the conference reports. The Senator has the floor [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you very much. I will appreciate Senator Brown did a wonderful job in going through the budgets and hitting some points. But I wanted to speak on the education portion especially because of the misrepresentation that were just brought up. I think its important that we set the record straight on these. When you describe a 7 percent budget increase, 282 million dollars, the largest dollar increase in North Carolina history as punishment I think that’s a misrepresentation. Every teacher in North Carolina will receive a pay raise. That means when they look at their paycheck it will look bigger than it was, every single teacher. But I want to get to the point that I assume that neither the media, the organizations, now here on floor a misrepresentation of our budget and what we did on longevity pay. Longevity pay was not taken away, it was given them in a different, and I will explain, a more effective format. Every teacher with longevity pay, will look at their salary, their base pay, and then they will look at their raise on top of that. And from here on out that form of longevity formula will be in the base salary. Here’s why this is great, the way longevity pay was paid was a lump sum at the end of the year. The way it’s going to be paid now is it’s going to be every single month. There’s a core principle of finance called the time value of money. What that basically says is that money that is available in the present time is worth more than the same amount in the future due to its potential earning capacity. With all the longevity pay plan now teachers will now have future time value of money to their advantage. That’s also in the entire pay system, teachers are [??]

him where's that money and then refinance works is you on top of that and use that money is relevant to the bouquet. it definitely is not the first one has with your web applications with longevity pay, but I don't mess with anniversary and then we can start getting mixed just wanted to pay no next monthly pay check is a great situation for the teacher 's pay is followed in the last semester on this item here is that negligent woodlands and salary now is when you have a great teacher for, say, Houston, Texas elastica North Carolina will have to serve tenyears. he is the great teacher that has longevity, ten, fifteen, twenty years as part of salary weekly paper because of weather something we need to put in because the experience of bringing value to the classroom and weapons by the classroom, retain and attract the best teachers because we know the most effective in the conclusion. the legislature is put the affected teachers in the classrooms. the best thing we can do for our students) with a cunning plan is to implement an effective way to attract and retain better teachers for students from North Carolina Change speaker: and Bergeron about Iraq, but to speak on the data center Change speaker: has more of you have some really good knees about this bill and I want to share it with you and I want to to direct all of you topage forty five of the banking. it involved a thing called the R T F some page forty five of the budget and the very sterile way to talk about something and what it is about psychiatric residential treatment facilities and why is this important and why my standing today to talk about how excited I am about this. Bill archer him into the psychiatric treatment facility and they have had their constitutional right to a public education denied them, and this will stop the index tracks in these facilities. they receive no educational services at all and the ones that are not being treated are not being provided by our public school system and about this for a little while. if a child has cancer and leukemia or heart problems and executive University, a private institution, a teacher goes and works at that child that constitutional right is not denied, but that's not so in a psychiatric hospital, where a child has a mental illness.they do not get back ask yourself what is the difference now is that David Chase and private institutions about children under both children with illnesses. well, it would be children. the psychiatric hospitals, most of them are the least among us in the foster children and children from families where parents have mental disabilities because mental illness is often inherited the children whose parents are unable to advocate for them. what that means is it imperative for us to do it, and to require the department of public education to stop violating these children's constitutional right to a free public and public education, and that's what this bill does sadly this is not a new problem in two thousand eight representative glazier sponsored a bill and my dear friend, the late Senator Byron Malan carried that Bill on the Senate floor. it was adopted incredulously. six years later, after the bill passed the children are still being denied their constitutional right to a free what I decided to begin to figure out why the Department of Public instruction, and this is this travesty. I think the psychiatric hospital in Atlanta, and that was provided to me by the Department of Public instruction on June nineteenth two thousand fourteen I read that these institutions are private educational settings. I cannot believe probably how unconscionable that he is unashamed of APIs equating psychiatric hospitals when children enter private boarding school such as Ellis, Exeter and Georgetown play. this is big on unconscionable and ladies and gentlemen, it stops now. it stops now with this bale garden center. this one's for you and all the other children in the account. I

These hospitals and I want us all to be thankful that we can now feel good about that. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Bryant, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the conference report. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank Mr. President. Ladies and gentlemen of the Senate, I want to join others in appreciating the hard work of everyone involved in putting the budget together and to also echo the appreciation for our great staff and all the work they do. I just want to highlight our four concerns in the conference report that stand out to me as I think about what we face in the rural communities that I represent. One is about hospitals, the second point is about home and community care block grants, the third point is about the special assistance funding, eligibility, and fourth about the federal monies, they use of federal monies. First, and briefly about our hospitals. This budget taxes our rural and community hospitals with our increased payments. Our hospitals are already paying more for the the Medicaid care of our citizens than the state does and pays billions of dollars for uncompensated care as you've heard me talk about before. And you know I have a concern about that because we're not expanding health care coverage for all who could be eligible. They are having to pay those millions of dollars. But this is both a health care and a humanitarian issue and an economic development issue as I've said before. These hospitals are our major employers and especially in our most economic strapped areas. This budget is tantamount to I think about a fifteen percent or fifteen percent reduction in force and a two hundred million dollar cut across the board and across the state over the bi-enium to our hospitals. I'm worried that our rural hospitals will not be able to survive this policy approach of taxing our hospitals to balance the budget. And at the same time reducing and not expanding what the health care coverages are. In addition to a reduction in jobs, we are concerned about a reduction in service. Similar to that, there's about a one million dollar cut in the home and community care block grant. Many of you are probably familiar with that program. It's been around a long time. It's an essential safety net program for elders and disabled adults. This cut will affect about fifteen hundred elders in our community losing services. Why is this important in our rural communities? It is because in our communities, we have some of the fewest services and some of the more fragile provider organizations for this population and it will be a definite hit for us. Senator Brown mentioned that they, that no eligibility for Medicaid was reduced, but I don't think that is exactly correct and he may want to correct me if I'm wrong. We're not reducing Medicaid eligibility for the aged and disabled under the special assistance program, instead, we are reducing the eligibility for the state program. That is our state special assistance program was providing domiciliary care for those who were in need of it who were aged and disable for income levels a little above the Medicaid level and they would automatically be eligible for medicaid and that was creating one of the problems in the budget. So, instead of reducing Medicaid eligibility, we are reducing the special assistance eligibility. The bottom line is at least under the current utilization of that program, that would mean about four thousand and some of our elders and disable, people who doctors have said have to have domiciliary care, would then no longer be eligible for that care and would be homeless or having to be cared for perhaps in more at risk settings by their families. And finally, we are using federal monies in the budget at least in the are of child care services and pre-K to supplant general fund revenues to the tune of about thirty million dollars at least or more. But, yet we are unwilling to accept federal monies for health care that would, again, help our rural communities. These four examples of policy approaches are strangling our communities and we strongly oppose them and our survival and prosperity is being...

and I in these particular ways, and I wanted to make sure that you brought this to your attention. thank you change speaker: the wrong somehow. she runs to speak on the conference report center has four a chiness at present there and I chose shares, said I to Barringer 's passion for the children who at the psychiatric and mental health issues. all of those things oftentimes that come from family and bar mitzvah come from the environment in general, and don't have access to the education they should. and so I'm proud of the fact that you've been able to get that included and I thank you for doing are ally do. I was bad. we could have as a whole. the same passion for the other children who now owned by this budget were excluding from Chal teeter yet, we forget that shouts here isan enabler for working parents is not just a program for poor parents, medicine, and glad that it helps the parent to be able to have a safe flight, a place they can trust the educate those children to help to keep them secure. so the built-in photo work and can happen affordable living that we see in the expansion that is scaled back the income eligibility Badlands without your subsidy program and it makes it harder for moderate income families will report that child here for their children and so as we look at this branch it. if you look at it, it said add the eligibility chain is him who stood to either percent of those ages zero to five and up to hundred and three percent of the federal poverty level for Belz sixty twelve and calculation up for my staff. that means that seventy two hundred children in our state. I don't know while all child care subsidies, nine oh yes they will get twenty four thousand listed below and let you know. the seventy two hundred that will not be enabled to go to a safe and secure environment and their families will have to make jealousy make choices between whether I can pay those costs. I can go to work? with this challenge in an unsafe environment, and we see when we're done with them protective services. another places in terms of when children are in anun safe environment. we just did some legislation about the data obtained me back going from seventy five percent of the state median income to two hundred percent of the federal poverty level means that families who are not eligible any more. you know will have to make choices as I mentioned a minute ago. it is that children will lose the opportunity to attend high quality daycare is certainly part of what you're doing is giving additional market rates to some of those day care centers with some least, you won't be able to access that what we're saying is that you know what we're going to find is a topic to program this program is not meant working poor parents who really wanted better banners of support system for their families that highlighted the bank, it probably displaces the above ,there is heading up co-pays of ten percent and now a lot to you and me as we take ten percent of the weather that we get thirteen thousand dollars a year, found everything I do now that you know it's pretty easy. we have another job before I parent the single-payer. and maybe four– family and I can't mentally be nine to ten thousand dollars a year at most. hundred dollars is a lot of money and it is a difference between buying food by clowns paying the tablets is even it breaks up the dad had been batting for that subsidy to pay childcare child care is not inexpensive. the families will have to make a decision based on information from physical researches than add

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I get by pre- K and maybe we can get back to you and that my concern is the best nonrecurring money. so what are we going to do after this budget in terms of continuing to find that the best federal money Change speaker: runs I noticed priority to Enrique and Jeff care subsidy, I'm sure will continue to look at this and find ways to continue to do that again this is. news about kids at that list and reduce it by the thousand, when fully commit. so it was a concern arise and something would try to work brothers Change speaker: are the discussion or debate their hearts what barbecue drive us to the comfortable centers for the present members dissented. Change speaker: I to understand often forgotten about a few of the things that it been said about the HHS budget of the country. I'll start with? federal funds under the block grant them to have all have always come to the site is nonrecurring. we don't know when that failed or going to improve their budget or what they're going to prove from year to year and the earmark" is to be spent on childcare so we could refuse all the funds. all we can take nonrecurring funds and spend the months lots of that's probably the two choices we have in that manner. when the feds send increased amounts of knows what. as you'll see this nineteen million is only the additional amount coming in for this year, others much more nonrecurring funds of his spin on that program out, which is predominantly a federal program that is funding we begin the HHS budget with a simple concept. how much money it would have to speak him. this is the difference in the budget. spending this year, more appropriate like here. August twenty one hundredth of a percent more. so we spent within our maintenance statement will learn how we can also have all these programs and entitlements, and everything else shouldn't we just expand them to everyone. don't worry about how much the overall cost as people need these services. one of those areas. we looked was the supplemental payments for child care, we have a twenty four thousand person white list. we struggle to get that number, it bounces around a lot were trying to get on the services. so we said we will prioritize the funds we are spending those who have greater me so we reduce the funds coming in the city of motion we put all those funds towards the white the discussions we have the house is that sinners are leaving the program in high numbers as are not receiving enough in their rights sooner compromise. we split the data. your basis would put song towards increasing rights about twenty five percent of what they needed to get back up to market rights are and we put the rest of the funds towards reducing waiting lists for we had informed. we did what I told Diane. it is not a new ten percent cope by almost all participants to this point paid a ten percent co-pay. there was, however, reduction two nine percent or eight percent, depending on family size of the most calculations,we moved all that for ten percent, but that money back into the program of special assistance eligibility. the number I found quite interesting audit was coming through the service original proposal, which I still stand by was that this is a program we need to him putting us a tremendous way test with the Department of Justice and I for one believe, and I for one believe we will get sued for this program, we prioritize eligibility on Medicaid individuals were in institutional settings. the signing concept for which we were just at a settlement would DOJ under personal care services. this is a risk to the site, but what we changed was currently your eligibility for SI outside of Medicaid altogether. if you're in a more expensive, saving you increase your likelihood of being eligible. so if you can get the cost up to fifteen hundred a month or twelve hundred a month for the health and ever the higher facilities get into the more you're likely to be eligible to come in and sign concept we watch that someone

what is the federal poverty guidelines. the hundred percent of federal poverty. that's the change we made. we also grandfathered in every individual, so that no one loses any coverage they currently have. that was settled before today that four thousand people are losing coverage under this point I would encourage everyone to look at their budget and say that the savings for the SR three hundred and seventy seven thousand dollars. if you believe we can cover four thousand people per three hundred and seventy seven thousand dollars. I need to do a lot of recalculations on this, but there's a lot of savings we can find even just that, while not, it's coming for we have balanced the Medicaid of people all the time and what he would come to do in a session meditators rarely the answer when they come down here for economic development for education and Medicaid needs more that every time we come back and talk about the funds are losing providers out there these right cuts. we plan to ignore the fact that more than a billion dollars has been put in over this biennium increase the base rights to replace and so that they're not looking at is the total dollars going to all those institutions get living products because of an increase as much as I wanted it to personality quirks, which is coming forward. we have a very robust Medicaid system. we have made some very deep cuts to the department first, and we have made some changes to our rights. we are not done with Medicaid. no one believes we are all, that's why the reform question is still out there in a priority for this spot, but I believe that we have held this budget within our means. for the first time since I've been here. I Change speaker: was him a few right thing. this wasn't a debate conference will just summarize it around some leader Mike Stallone center has the floor Change speaker: is present. I is as if a number of reasons, and I'd like to explain what those are and start discussing the teacher pay plan and K-12 funding plan just isn't all that- e-mail from twenty one -year- Change speaker:old veteran teacher, Change speaker:Mrs. what he says in my longevity is the barrel of my ways. I will get five hundred dollars is a natural raise the last as my longevity. so this is not a result for young teachers. it looks to whether actually only getting back pay for their steps and then it stays flat for years. if you average the raise over the next five years. it's not a lot of money but it eliminates longevity play by his message is going earlier and on page fifty one and section nine. one D it reads in lieu of providing annual longevity payments to teachers paid on the salary schedule for this year and subsequent years, denounced the payments are built into the sour schedule and budget eliminates longevity on a going forward basis. once again,teachers are being asked to give up something they are in order to get something that they should need to punish the teachers. every time we do some good for the budget eliminates incentives to teachers to go out and get a better education, get a Masters degree so they know amazing combat. it teaches our children master hate incentives on investment base is now eliminated I hear about how this method is five thirty three hundred TA here not to forget that we fired thirty five hundred TIAs last year I didn't hear about five thousand teaching positions from last year 's budget eliminated to continue not to exist. I didn't hand in the budget has been a hit for single-family North Carolina. it has a high school student with a three hundred policy essentially a new test that an affidavit if I was advanced for this budget, declare yourself going forward. I nine million dollars cut after school programs for at risk. it is

Tough the program would suggest the people in the schools that the people we map teaching identity and a budget continues an expansive vouchers program that signs of five from a public schools to subsidize been sending their kids die, but private schools to play that ended in this budget that has to me that this has been the past was that the actual a special loss of 212-byte customer base is an absolute dollars that had six years ago and I am not quite as system research division here to tell someone again, the system research weekend after three and the $13.00 last posting that the bank them a good six years ago last Sunday in the nation and prompted the best of the kids we must do better than this and this budget as a guest for me to be best to convince ms-DOS, education endowment fund best sums up the events the funding came from education specifies license plates and bake sales and that is not a lot of Haitian the university system that's the strongest economic data that we've got a statement on a fast as the reason that we transfer of a sense of loss last 50 years for the second posting the nation that's the deadline that the economy of the population , (SPEAKER CHANGES) but expressed at the $0.5 billion tax in recent years the sat in the 76,000,000 unspecified cuts to output on top of the 73,000,000 gap last year's budget as a 5-2 mission of community college students IBM when you had to increase this year began, seven last three years after 27% increase in community college tuition made me and to stop NT pass-class families that if I didn't do enough that does that have found that some that they cost the same locations that are reimbursing them less for each patient not a preset ham and then Manhattan, saying that as an out-AM and FM assume that a patient deaths of some five million for the services and stuff, this budget that has identified as that Mr., (SPEAKER CHANGES) and the people above the defense advanced base path that services and that's why the science, Sir Andrew said the sense that the size of the new dns hospitals as you were doing last tune up and 50,000,000 hospitals this year's 45,000,000 to about 200,000,000 and a biennium that have swept hospitals notwithstanding the fact the intensity and passion best rates that are teaching hospitals are any of SMS hospitals get some attention from the reputation of this is nuts at the facts should present this year the providers and happened to that communities have to stand us to stop making these cuts to the understanding that was suffered by the patients in the communities of this hospital's testing that in the newspaper to study of them and that got that the prospect closes July 1 for the U.N., (SPEAKER CHANGES) and by that if the parking lot that is sent back up the content of a hostile to the semis that because in many of us that the enough to 40 Jocelyn Haas that was sat close question that's by that two men that is said to me that they too have common-sense suggests that even they would see that have lists, this event at this hospital S SS Cost as those ??........

But if you look at the number of hospitals that are shutting down services and offices and programs and you aggregate it, it ends up totaling five Pungos hospitals across the state. A hospital in Senator McLaurin’s district stopped delivering babies. A hospital in Senator Walters’ district stopped admitted new people to their psych unit. Mission Hospital, Senator Hise, Senator Apodaca, just announced layoffs are coming. I have a list here, Mission Hospital, 70 people losing their jobs. Carolina’s Healthcare, 25 jobs, Anson County. Wake Forest Baptist, 350 jobs. Lexington Medical Center, 9 jobs. Columbus, 30 to 60 days they’re going to cut jobs. 28 positions. High Point Regional, 115 jobs. Moore headman Well, 22 jobs. Hugh Chatham, 31 jobs. Halifax Regional, 13 jobs. Cone Healthcare, 300 jobs. Wake Med, more than 300 jobs. These are not only people’s livelihoods that they then use to pay their rent and pay their mortgage, buy groceries, get gas, support the local economy. It’s not only that, but when they lose their job, entire units of hospitals are closing which means the people don’t have access which means if they get it, they have to go to a further hospital and wait longer for that service. You all are inflicting damage and it’s time to stop it. Here is the deal with your election year budget, it does not get North Carolina where we need to be. Doesn’t help us with where we need to be in public education. It doesn’t help us in providing the critical healthcare services that the people of North Carolina have every right to deserve. Instead, you all are spending this year, $464 million in tax giveaways to people whose average income is $940,000. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Stein, wrap this up, you’re ten minutes is over. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I believe I have 30 minutes, Mr. President. You need to refer to the rules, rule 14, section A down at the bottom. Ten minutes, wrap it up. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I will refer to the rule and I will trust that this doesn’t count against my time. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President, you using your watch or mine. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Pardon. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Are you using your watch or mine. [SPEAKER CHANGES] The stopwatch up here. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Apodaca, can you point me to where in the rules it limits me to ten minutes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Alright, let’s go to rule 14, no Senator shall speak on the same reading more than once on any motion or appeal and no longer than ten minutes. This is a motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Fair enough, thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Thank you. [SPEAKER CHANGES] We just learned that the cost of the tax plan this year is $715 million. We learned that over the next 5 years that it will exceed $5.3 billion, which is $880 million more than what we thought it was when you all enacted it last year. All these cuts to health care, all the cuts to education, is in order to give $715 million in tax giveaways to people who don’t need the money. People who are high earners already doing well. Let’s do a budget that helps the working folks and middle class of North Carolina and not the well to do and the well connected. They don’t need our help. They don’t. It’s the people of North Carolina that need our help. For that reason, I’m voting against this budget. I urge you to as well. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Tillman, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. Reluctantly to speak briefly and it certainly won’t be 14 minutes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] You know I guess that it would only could be the largest dollar pay raise in history could be explained away by a Harvard Lawyer in that we’re not doing anything for teachers. I collect emails too, Senators. Senator Stein is always reading us an email. I go hundreds of them. I believe I get many more than probably anybody in here from teachers. They told me, don’t tie our pay raise to tenure. We didn’t do it. They said don’t take all of our TA’s...

...away, I will sacrifice a little bit from the 11%. We kept every living body that’s a TA now, they’ll have them again if they’ll choose a flexibility ride and not put $90 some million into teachers, you got your TAs. They won’t need to be a single TA loss, Senator Stein, and if putting $280 some million into salaries, the largest dollar ever increase is not doing anything for teachers, that’s amazing to everyone I know that has the brain of logic about them, common sense. They said, give us a healthy pay raise, 7% average. That’s pretty healthy. The last time we in here gave everybody everything they want, which was cutting teachers, by the way, by the hundreds, by the thousands. It was about a $3 billion deficit, so that’s where we started and now we’ve gotten rid of that and by cutting taxes, I believe the triad today, you forgot that article, had about the lowest unemployment rates we’ve had. It’s around 5%, somebody’s going to work, they’re not all of them losing their jobs. It’s an amazing thing to me how that’s improving and how our rates dropped the third fastest in the nation. I think somebody’s doing something right. But if you want to spread that we’ve taken longevity away, which is an out and out falsehood, we simply put that money into their salaries, and their big bumps at the five year intervals, if you look at the salary schedules, we’ve compressed it down to get the beginning teachers pay at $33,000 and we’ve gone from, as you like to say, 46th in the nation to about 32nd, and from around 9th in the region to 4th. I think that’s doing a lot for education. Now this year, let’s talk about longevity just one moment. Senator Soucek, you did a great job on that. You get a longevity check every year on your anniversary date. A nice little bump up there, certain percentages increasing every five years. They’re going get that check too, Senator Stein, this year and the happiest people I know will be the people that have earned longevity, and the average of 7% pay raise on top of. They’re going to double dip this year simply for putting time in in the classroom in the seat. It has nothing to do with performance. I’d say that’s a pretty healthy Christmas present. Some of them will get it around Christmas time. If you say, with a straight face, that we’re not doing huge things for education, you’re either misinformed or you’re uninformed. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mr. President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] I got a tie. Senator Blue, if we can, let’s go to Senator Goolsby and I’ll come to you. Senator Goolsby, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To speak on the conference report motion. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Like Senator Graham, this will be my last time, at least for a while, to speak on a budget. I’m very proud that as I end my two terms, four years here in the Senate, that we started off, just take you back a few years what it was like when I showed up with the 13 of us. When we took the majority in the Senate for the first time in over a 140 years. We had a $3 Billion shortfall left to us by the Democrats. If you will remember the 2009-10 budget, because you can look it up still at the Department of Public Instruction, the Democrats had cut public education $840 million. Remember reading about that in the paper? Because I don’t. Every year we’ve been here, we’ve increased spending on public education. Did you read that in the paper? Because I didn’t. But it’s the truth. We sure did. At the same time, as Senator Hise, so eloquently put it, we’re dealing with incredible Medicaid shortfalls. Correct me if I’m wrong, Senator, by the time I leave here, we’ve had unexpected shortfalls in $2.220 billion, almost as much as the Democrats left us when we took over this chamber. And we’re going to hear from Senator Stein, this budget doesn’t get North Carolina where it needs to be. Well, guess what? This budget doesn’t leave us in the kind of hole that your party left us in when I showed up. We’ve had tough economic times, but what have we done. I don’t believe that you can tax people into prosperity, you can regulate them into riches or that more government will solve our problems, but that is the Democrat biword in any election season. Any time they get up to speak that’s all we hear.

We're gonna tax you into prosperity. All we need to do is spend a little more money. When they did that, and they left us in an incredible hole when I first showed up here four years ago. Thanks to leadership of our President Pro Tem, of our majority chair, and of our rules chair, our majority leader and our rules chair, we've been able to turn this state around. We've been able to drive down the unemployment rate by doing what? Subsidizing poverty? No. Getting government out of array and letting the North Carolina people and our businesses go back to work. So when I hear the drivel and the crying and the whining by Democrats about how bad this is, I don't know what planet you're on. Because I know how bad it was when you were in charge and what you left us, and what I leave this Senate on, which is a budget I'm proud of, which are laws I'm proud of, which is a state that I'm proud of. When I first came here, our state healthcare plan was broke. There was no plan to repair it. There retirement plan in our state was broke. We owed the feds about two point four billion dollars in unemployment insurance, you know what the plan was? Well Governor Perdue was running around robbing from all of our trust funds across the state. You do that in business and you go to jail. But that's the way North Carolina worked. Well that's all changed, and I'm proud to vote for this budget, I'm proud to be a Republican, and I'm proud to be in the majority. Thank you mister President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Blue, for what purpose do you rise? [SPEAKER CHANGES] To debate the bill, mister President. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator has the floor. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Mister President and my colleagues, I want to raise a few other issues about this budget. Some of them have been alluded to, but on the ones that I raise initially, I'm sure that most of you who put this budget together will agree with me. Want to just give you a little bit of perspective, because this budget does five things that, that causes me some heartburn in addition to the issues that you've heard. I really think that this budget potentially puts the state's highly ?? AAA bond rating at risk. I genuinely believe that. And maybe you've checked with the three rating agencies and gotten their take on it. And if you haven't, I'd suggest that you do. The first thing I want to tell you is having been one of the architects of the Rainy Day Fund, which is the reserve that you've heard alluded to, we've spent time talking with those agencies when we set it up in '93, and I'll confess to you that the state budget officer helped us think this through when we created the Rainy Day Fund. The current state budget officer, not the one in '93. The statute that set up that Rainy Day Fund said initially that we would set aside a bit of discipline, because we had moved away from disciplined budgeting, pretty much as other stuff as I've observed over the last couple of years with current leadership. And so we were gonna build the discipline, so that each year, there was a projected certain amount going to that Rainy Day Fund. And initially we set it at five percent. In 2006, this body set it at eight percent. Whether discipline, and it's pretty simple. It simply said that twenty five percent of what you've got left over at the end of the year. It's not unlike the way that you would advise somebody to do their own savings account. Twenty five percent of what you thought you were gonna spend that you didn’t spend will automatically go to this Rainy Day Fund. So that you got a discipline to save so that when hard times come, like Joseph, all times aren't good, there'll be up times and down times. But when hard times come, you've got something in place to fix it. Or at least to keep you from falling too deeply. Now we with discipline started building that fund. And again we had done so well by 2006 that you raised it from the five percent of what the state budget was to eight percent. This is a twenty one billion dollar budget. We ought to have one point seven billion dollars in the Rainy Day Fund.

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It’s not about deadbeats, It’s about people who are sick. And if we are not going to meet our obligation now. I don’t know where we will meet it. So I say to you that you have heard a lot of issues raised about what the budget is doing to education, and I agree with that. The teachers themselves don’t particularly like the way you’ve structured this raise. And one of the reason a fourteen year teacher, a fifteen year teacher, on the current schedule will get a 273 dollar pay raise out of this stuff that you have done. If we seriously want to deal with the competition that we’re having here in Wake County and across this state with these job fairs of people coming to steal teachers over nine hundred to a thousand new teachers in Wake County that we will hire this year. Then you need to work with the teachers in coming up with a plan in raising them to the national average. This seven percent pay raise doesn’t do it. It may be the biggest pay raise in terms of absolute dollars. But it is far from the biggest pay raise that we have given teachers. Even in the last twenty years, we averaged 117% increase in pay raises for teachers in trying to hold on to them and bringing them to the national average. Many years, multiple years, consecutively, teachers received pay raises in excesss or of an average of 7 ½ percent, consecutively. That is how we brought them to the national average in the last decade or two decades. So, don’t pat yourself on the back too quickly just because the cost of living and inflation have jacked up salaries over the last twenty years and more than doubled them. This might be the biggest monetary pay raise but it is far from the biggest percentage increase in teacher’s salaries and unless you commit yourself to doing it on a continuous sustained basis. It won’t solve the problem that we’re facing, and this is the biggest problem that I got with this budge. ‘Cause I don’t think that given where we that it is sustainable, I don’t think that it is fiscally responsible, and I think it creates problems for us that we are not prepared to meet. I believe that ultimately we’re going to have to come up with a way to sustain these pay raises, to sustain a base of income, in this state and through this budget. So that we can meet our obligations and have a sufficient reserve account, and not start using it on current expenses, and pretending that this problem is not going to exist next year when we come back to town. Because if you think that this is a headache, the governor is going to have a billion dollar headache trying to present a budget that will simply preserve the stuff that you’ve done when he presents it to us next January or February. So for those reason, I certainly cannot support this budget, but I do hope you think the way you’re going about it if you’re hear to draw it come January. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Quick courtesies of the gallery. Senator Raven, Brunswick County, is happy to extend courtesies of the gallery to our old friend Judge Marion Warren of Brunswick County. I hope you enjoy it. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Senator Burger recognized, you have ten minutes. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Hey Mister President, I hopefully will not take the full allotted time. I’ve been trying to figure out just exactly where to start. I know a couple of folks have tried to talk about some things that have been said that just don’t’ seem to be so. So I figure I’ll start there. One of great things about the electronic age, particularly the internet and some of the things you have access to. I heard just a few minutes ago that the recurring/non-recurring issue in this budget is something that is going to create huge problems for us with the bonding agencies. You know, I don’t like the fact that we have about fifty million dollars in non-recurring money covering recurring obligations. I think that is problematic. However, if in 2010, 2011 the last year Democrats wrote a budget. I want to put my glasses on because this is a big number. The last year the Democrats did the budget, 2010, 2011. That budget actually had 3.2 billion dollars in non-recurring revenue covering recurring expenses.

The year before, they did a little bit better. It was $1.8 billion in non-recurring funding sources covering recurring obligations. I think $50, $55 millions is a huge improvement. That really ought to be the theme of what we’re talking about. We’ve been digging out of a hole for four years now. We’re just about out, but you talk about the spending on education and every year, we’ve adopted a budget we’ve spent more on education than we have the year before. Every year. But you’re right, we’re still digging out of the hole ya’ll have put us in and we’re not quite there yet. Let’s talk about what we have done. The best social program for folks is a job. What we’ve done is we’ve reduced the unemployment rate in North Carolina over the past 3 years by about 4%. More people today are working in North Carolina than ever before. That’s a pretty good social program. That’s something that turns those people into taxpayers, which is what we want. Now, let’s talk about teacher pay, because I’m telling you, it just amazes me on the floor of this Senate how a plus is a minus and a minus is a plus. You’ve got the chart. In fact, it’s on the dashboard if you’ll take time to take a look at it, I believe somebody said something about a teacher with 21 years experience and that their longevity was gone. I’m looking at someone with 21 years experience, the present time under the salary schedule, their salary is $42,820. Now that’s without their longevity. With their longevity, it’s $44,212. Now that teacher next year will be at 22 years. At 22 years that $44,212 turns into $46,500. Now that might be less to you, but that looks like more to me and I would say to the third graders in our schools in North Carolina, if they had that on a test, for them to get the right answer, they would say that’s a higher number. I would say that some may get it wrong and as they grow, turn into Senators, I don’t know. I would say that the additional money that has been dedicated in this budget to compensation increases is historic. It’s historic, especially if you look at how far we’ve come over the past three years. It’s historic when you look at what it does in one year to where we are in regional and national averages. It is something that continues the promise that this General Assembly has made to the people of this state, to the teachers in this state, to the educators of this state, to the parents in this state, that we are committed to making our public schools the best in the nation. Part of that is paying our teachers more, and we’re doing that. We’re doing it with a substantial investment of the money that comes from the people back into education, because you see, the idea that the best social program is a job, is actually supported by the idea that we improve our public schools and we give our kids and we give the next generation the opportunity and the tools that they need in order to be qualified for those jobs that will exist in the future. I urge you to vote for this budget. I would echo many of the things that have been said by my colleagues on the Republican side in the debate. This represents a signal achievement. Is it enough as far as teacher pay is concerned? No, we wanted more than that, but this is a substantial achievement. and I urge your support for the budget for that reason and for many others that you’ve heard and as you read through the document, you can see. [SPEAKER CHANGES] Further discussion or debate. Hearing none...

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