September 9, 2016 | Raleigh, North Carolina
Virginia to North Carolina: Fiscal Staff Exchange
On September 9, 2016, the SLC Legislative Staff Exchange Program arranged for fiscal staff from the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates to meet with their counterparts in the North Carolina General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division (FRD). Four fiscal staff from the Virginia Senate Finance Committee and two staff from the Virginia House Appropriations Committee traveled to Raleigh to discuss processes and procedures related to formulating the state budget. Among the topics featured were an overview of the North Carolina budget process; issues related to tax policy, finance and economic development; Medicaid; salaries and benefits; local government issues; and a discussion of the FRD’s role during the legislative session interim. Hosting the staff from Virginia and coordinating details of the briefings were North Carolina General Assembly's Legislative Services Officer Paul Coble, Fiscal Research Division Director Mark Trogdon and Fiscal Research Division Policy Analyst Kristin Walker.