Association conference kicks off in Pitt County
More than 350 county officials from across North Carolina have gathered in Pitt County for the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners' 108th
"The Annual Conference is the primary educational and networking opportunity for our county commissioners, but it is also is a great celebration of all things about county government," said NCACC Executive Director Kevin Leonard. "The Association br
ings counties together each year to reaffirm the premise that 100 counties working together can make a difference for all the citizens of our state and make North Carolina the best state in the nation."
Almost every county is represented at the conference, which features nationally recognized speakers in leadership development and workshops on such topics like mental health, reclaiming civility in public discourse, elections law changes and local approaches to economic development. The conference features nearly 30 hours of continuing education sessions for elected and appointed county officials.
House, Senate agree on spending target
The House and Senate came to agreement on an overall spending limit of $21.735 billion for the current fiscal year's budget. This amount will be divided between various segments of the budget and enable negotiators to determine final details, possibly before the current temporary budget expires on Aug.31. Appropriations chairs will begin negotiating their spending priorities as early as this weekend. A more detailed breakdown of each chamber's budget and NCACC budget priorities can be found on our website