North Carolina Senate Republicans want to hurry legislative activity along now that a tax overhaul is heading to Gov. Pat McCrory, but House counterparts aren't in a big rush to spend the weekend in Raleigh.
Senate Rules Committee Chairman Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville announced Wednesday debate for some bills would occur during a rare Saturday session, but he told reporters later he's unsure what will happen.
House rules chairman Rep. Tim Moore of Kings Mountain says he sees no reason to work this week beyond Thursday, as normal. He says budget negotiators can remain in Raleigh and is hopeful this year's session can end next week.
GOP leaders want to pass voter identification legislation, stronger abortion rules and a regulatory reform package in addition to the budget before final adjournment.