State Legislature Could Wrap Up Work Session Soon

The North Carolina General Assembly may be officially winding down two weeks after lawmakers left Raleigh without an agreed-to plan on when to return to take up pending legislation.

Both the House and Senate have scheduled daily floor meetings for Thursday.

The House's No. 2 ranking member says his chamber will also likely meet Friday morning and take votes on legislation yet to be finalized. Rep. Paul Stam of Apex says he expects his chamber will pass an adjournment resolution to try to end the work period that began in May. The Senate also would have to agree to any adjournment plan. Sen. Ralph Hise of Spruce Pine says colleagues are on standby to act.

The House and Senate could meet in November to negotiate other pending bills.

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