Nothing Yet On To-Do List For Next NC Session

Republican leaders at the North Carolina General Assembly don't expect they'll do much when lawmakers next gather officially in Raleigh.

The Legislature adjourned last month until Nov. 7, but Senate leader Phil Berger of Eden said Wednesday there are no current plans to take up substantive legislation on that date. A spokesman for House Speaker Thom Tillis confirmed similar plans.

Berger said he expects the Legislature to adjourn again that day, but it's unclear until when. The next regular session is set for May.

Several items could still soon warrant the Legislature's action. Gov. Beverly Perdue may request Hurricane Irene recovery money or ask lawmakers to sign off on expanded Cherokee casino gambling. New legislative and congressional district boundaries could be redrawn if they're rejected by federal attorneys or courts.

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