June 10, 2016
NC House Votes Not to Concur with Senate Budget; Conferees Announced
On Wednesday, June 8, the North Carolina House voted 114-0 not to concur with the Senate’s version of the budget. Additionally, both chambers have now announced their appointees to Conference Committee, which we expect to begin early next week.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us get this far.Thank you! We truly appreciate your help!
Please stay turned for further updates and action alerts! For more information please contact Morgan Wittman Gramann.
As a reminder, here is where NCAH’s policy priorities currently stand:
The Healthy Corner Store Initiative
The House budget includes $300,000 for the creation of the Healthy Corner Store Initiativein North Carolina. The Senate removed this funding from their version of the budget.
NCAH is working closely with champions in the House and Senate and is committed to ensuring that the Healthy Corner Store Initiative is fully funded in this year’s final budget.
Recent media on the Healthy Corner Store Initiative:
- NC Alliance for Health Promotes Initiative to Battle Obesity – TWC News
- Healthy Food Access Prayer Breakfast Press Release – NCAH
- Funds for Food Desert Initiative Move Forward – NC Health News
Consider writing a letter to the editor discussing why access to healthy food is important to you and how the Healthy Corner Store Initiative can help! For tips on writing an LTE click here. For talking points about the Healthy Corner Store Initiative click here.
You Quit, Two Quit
The House budget also includes $250,000 for You Quit, Two Quit to help women who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant quit smoking. The Senate budget reduced this funding to $200,000.
NCAH supports the efforts of the Child Fatality Task Force in advocating for funding for this important program. For more facts about You Quit, Two Quit, click here.