The North Carolina General Assembly may be in suspended animation for the near future after lawmakers went home over the weekend without agreeing how to complete pending work for the year.
House and Senate Republicans passed competing versions of adjournment resolutions that differed on which legislation to consider if they were to return next week and in mid-November.
The two sides would like to work out how to clean up coal ash pits and overhaul Medicaid. But without a more detailed adjournment agreement, the chambers would hold no-vote sessions at least every fourth day to comply with the state constitution. The first such Senate meeting is Tuesday.
Gov. Pat McCrory could spur legislative leaders back to Raleigh for an agreement if he vetoes a bill they left on his desk.