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  • Sep 17 2014 - 3:25pm

    Washington DC at nightThe U.S. House and Senate are both in session this week and are expected to consider a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund government operations for the new fiscal year which starts October 1. The CR, or short term spending bill, is necessary because Congress has not passed any of the 12 annual spending bills for FY 2015 yet. Both sides are eager to pass a CR to avoid a government shutdown, which would negatively impact both parties leading up to the elections in November. North Carolina, like other states, relies on a blend of state and federal dollars for many programs that would be impacted by a shutdown. This includes guardianship services, child care and supported employment.

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  • Sep 17 2014 - 10:27am

    NCGA BuildingAfter a very brief break, the legislature has returned to Raleigh to begin interim committee meetings on everything from education policy to tax reform. Reforming Medicaid and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) remain hot topics from the short session and will be taken up by multiple committees during the interim.

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  • Sep 16 2014 - 10:14pm

    Henry McCollumIn 2001, then Governor Michael Easley signed into law Senate Bill 173 forbidding the execution of defendants with intellectual disabilities in North Carolina. The law states that defendants charged with first degree murder may seek to have themselves declared intellectually disabled in a pretrial hearing if the prosecutor consents, and again after the trial during the sentencing hearing if needed. In the case where the determination of intellectual disability occurs during the sentencing hearing, a jury must consent.

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The Arc of North Carolina has been providing advocacy and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1953. The Arc believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have strengths, abilities and inherent value, are equal before the law, and must be treated with dignity and respect.

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