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NC legislature finally ends annual session that began in '21

North Carolina General Assembly

The North Carolina legislature is finally ending an annual session that actually began 14 months ago. The General Assembly essentially concluded its work Thursday when the House finalized a budget clean-up bill and backed a resolution supporting Ukraine. The Senate completed its final votes on Wednesday. The annual work period that began in early 2021 kept getting extended because of COVID-19, budget negotiations and redistricting. Data shows that by one measurement this marks the longest uninterrupted session since at least 1965 when adjournment takes effect Friday. A budget-adjustment session is expected to begin May 18, but lawmakers have options to return earlier if needed.