Almost There (Maybe)
It's official. North Carolina remains the only state in the country that has yet to pass a budget for fiscal year 2022. That's not a list you want to be at the top of. Speaker Moore and President Pro Tempore Berger said last week that they would begin discussions with Governor Cooper this week. It looks like they have reached an agreement on the budget and we hope that discussions with Governor Cooper are underway. It is possible that there may be a vote as early as next week. Hopefully this drawn out process ends with an official state budget, but only time will tell.
In the meantime, we are already planning for next legislative session. The full membership will meet on Monday, October 18, at 1pm to discuss the 2022 policy priorities. Not a member or not sure? Reach out to Katie. We hope you will join us!
We don't have any great puns today but we do have great resources. Are we missing something important? Want to share an upcoming event that's happening in your organization? Email Katie and let her know.
Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation:
- Looking for some great content to share on social media? The FDA Center for Tobacco Products’ health observance social media content for October is now available on the Exchange Lab. Content is available in English and Spanish.
- The NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch recently partnered with the CDC Foundation to implement an online survey to collect data on tobacco use behaviors among North Carolina youth and young adults aged 13-24. Data was collected from March to April 2021. Results from the survey have been published in three fact sheets:
Access to Healthy Foods:
NCAH work groups meet monthly on Mondays to discuss emerging issues, data, research, policy opportunities, and more. There are NO work groups meetings on Monday, October 4th.