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NC legislature finally ends annual session that began in '21

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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.