A number of measures advanced today in the General Assembly, including a resolution that passed honoring the late Democratic Senator Martin Nesbitt, who died earlier this year.
Lawmakers in both the House and the Senate praised the late senator, who was from Asheville. Nesbitt died suddenly after being diagnosed with stomach cancer earlier this year. He was respected on both sides of the aisle and was known as a strong advocate for education.
In other news, an unwieldy regulatory reform bill packed with provisions was split into two parts by a House committee this morning. They're now headed for the House floor. And an election bill passed today in the House with an amendment that would require legislators to file campaign reports electronically by the year 2017.