The 2019 long session kicked off on a cold day in January. The majority’s budget was crafted in the warmth of spring and vetoed in the heat of summer. Fall’s beauty has taken a back seat to brief floor sessions with a paucity of votes, many ‘no vote’ sessions, a few hastily called committee meetings, […]
About Gale Adcock
Gale Adcock is serving her second term in the North Carolina General Assembly as Representative for District 41. Previously, Gale served as mayor pro tem and a member of the Cary Town Council from 2007 to 2014.
Gale has been a Nurse Practitioner for over 25 years and is Chief Health Officer at SAS Institute. She has served as the president of the North Carolina Nurses Association, Chair of the North Carolina Center for Nursing and is adjunct faculty at Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and ECU.
Entries by Gale Adcock
March is the mid-point of a 3 month NCGA marathon to get policy ideas fleshed out, bills drafted and sponsors lined up—all before a self-imposed legislative clock runs out. Most bills fit into 5 categories—local bills (affecting 13 or fewer counties); statewide public bills that raise or spend money (one category) and those that do […]
The budget process The biennial budget dance began March 6 when Gov. Roy Cooper rolled out his proposal: $25.2 B for fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 and $25.96 for FY 2020-21, described as containing “visionary investments in education, health care and infrastructure with no tax increases”. In this budget the state’s 10% share of Medicaid expansion […]
The General Assembly returned to Raleigh on January 30. As a result of the 2018 elections there are now 65 Republicans and 55 Democrats, breaking the Republican supermajority that had been in place since 2013. I expect a much better environment for bipartisanship, a plus for crafting good legislation. It will definitely be needed to […]
You Are Invited to a Tele-Town Hall on February 5 I want to hear your thoughts on health care issues in the legislature. Register and join the Telephone Town Hall Meeting sponsored by The State Innovation Exchange. Share your ideas on Tuesday, February 5th, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm EST. Once you’ve signed up, just answer your […]
The annual Diwali Festival was held at Cary’s beautiful Koka Booth Amphitheater on October 13. As always the event was filled with exceptionally talented local, state and international artists showcasing Indian dances, music and songs of all genres. And yes, there was delicious food as well.
Wake County Habitat for Humanity sponsored an “Elected Officials Build” event on Saturday, October 13 in southeast Raleigh.
On October 10, National Walk and Bike to School Day, Cary Mayor Pro-Tem Lori Bush and I enjoyed walking with PTA parent Marianne Weant and her 6 year old daughter to Davis Drive Elementary School.
After a long day of working the polls from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in weather that alternated between raining a little and simply pouring, a tired by still enthusiastic group of volunteers joined me and my husband Kevin at our home for hot food, cool beverages and a few hours of watching election results […]
Raleigh, NC – After the General Assembly recessed in June 2017 what is normally a 10 month break for meetings of study and oversight committees was instead punctuated with extra legislative sessions lasting a few hours to a few days. These extra sessions were called to override gubernatorial vetoes, pass special interest legislation and respond […]