NC General Assembly: Budget Conference Committee

Thanks to Sen. Stein's LA, Candy Finley, for the list of those from the Senate on the Conference Committee from Senate Bill 402, Appropriations Act of 2013:

Here are the Senate appointees:

Appointed 06/19/2013

Sen. Peter S. Brunstetter, Chair
Sen. Harry Brown
Sen. Neal Hunt
Sen. Tom Apodaca
Sen. Bill Rabon
Sen. Ralph Hise

These men will join a group from the House to determine a final budget for the 2013-14 legislative budget. "The House and Senate have each appointed the conferees who will serve as the committee to work out the differences between the spending plans approved by each chamber. The state must have its budget adopted and approved by Gov. Pat McCrory before midnight June 30 to avoid any interruption of government services..."

In a television interview Wednesday, Speaker of the House Thom Tillis hinted that a Continuing Resolution (CR), a temporary state budget, could be adopted before June 30 to give the House, Senate and Gov. McCrory additional time to negotiate a final spending plan. To avoid a CR, the Conference Committee would have to finalize its work by Friday, June 28, to give each chamber enough time to conduct the votes required over three separate days and for Gov. McCrory to sign the bill.

-From the NCACC.

For the list of both the House and Senate appointees to the Conference Committee, go to, then to Find a Bill, then enter S402. Scroll to the bottom and you can click on the list for the Senate and the other list for the House.

You can contact these members of the NCGA by calling the main switchboard at 919-733-7928. You can find their email and mailing addresses at


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Here's the list from the Hoouse.

Rep. Nelson Dollar, Chair
Rep. Justin P. Burr
Rep. Linda P. Johnson
Rep. Bryan R. Holloway
Rep. John A. Torbett
Rep. Phil Shepard
Rep. William D. Brisson
Rep. Marilyn Avila
Rep. Mark W. Hollo
Rep. D. Craig Horn
Rep. Chuck McGrady
Rep. Hugh Blackwell
Rep. N. Leo Daughtry
Rep. Pat B. Hurley
Rep. James L. Boles, Jr.
Rep. John Faircloth
Rep. Roger West
Rep. Pat McElraft
Rep. George G. Cleveland
Rep. Rayne Brown
Rep. Jason Saine
Rep. Tim Moore
Rep. David R. Lewis


I expected to see Skip Stam's name on that list. Scary enough without him I suppose.


"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

Skip Stam... pulling Nelson Dollar's strings. And he's maniacally focused on destroying public education, even though it means he has to send his minions to "fix" taxation.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014