Reminder: Reps. Ford and Warren holding town hall meeting in Salisbury tonight

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 27, 2014

As the General Assembly nears the close of this year’s short session, Rowan County’s representatives in the N.C. House will hold a joint town hall meeting from 6-7 tonight in downtown Salisbury.
Reps. Carl Ford and Harry Warren will give an update and field questions in the J. Newton Cohen Rowan Administrative Offices, 130 W. Innes St. They’ll be in the commissioners’ meeting room on the second floor.
This year’s legislative session has threatened to bog down as House and Senate negotiators try to reach agreement on the state budget. The Associated Press reports that some lawmakers have discussed aloud whether they could adjourn for the year without budget adjustments, or at least after making a small set of changes, such as raising teacher pay.
Gov. Pat McCrory and top Republicans have made pay raises for teachers and state employees a necessity before adjourning the session during this election year. Lawmakers want to leave Raleigh for good in the next week or two.