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Mar 29 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
In presser now where #nchouse#ncga giving overview of their biennial budget. According to Rep. Lambeth, health provisions include:
- $177.5M recurring in each year to perm maintain enhanced COVID Medicaid rates in Skilled nursing facilities
- also increased salaries for personal care service workers
- $15M for increased communicable disease surveillance,
- funds to increase rates for subsidizing child care
Mar 29 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
First abortion prohibition bill filed, H533 ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/202…
Would ban abortion from time of conception, with exceptions for ectopic pregnancy. 1/
Also includes exceptions if "pregnant female... has a life-threatening physical condition aggravated by, caused by, or arising from a pregnancy that
places the female at risk of death or poses a serious risk of substantial impairment of a major bodily function" 2/
Mar 29 • 12 tweets • 7 min read
Presser by #NCGA Dems advocating for statewide non-discrimination legislation. "Equality for All" bill filed. ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/202…
Butler noting that "a teacher's voice can be their savior." Speaks to teachers re: working with professionalism. "Not for a moment do I believe that a teacher wants to out a child who has placed their trust in that teacher." #LGBTQIA
Mar 27 • 8 tweets • 7 min read
Big crowd at the home of @NC_Governor for the bill signing for #medicaidexpansion Cooper acknowledges efforts of advocates for the past decade in pushing for the policy.
Senate leader @SenatorBerger speaking now, “we see this as an opportunity to chipping away at rules the limit access to care” #ncga
We'll be live-tweeting the press conference here at 2. You can also follow along at: ncdps.gov/news-conference
There have been 10,544 cases since Friday, @NC_Governor says.
1,630 people in the hospital.
19,167 people have died from COVID-19.