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N. Carolina legislature returning for annual work session

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The North Carolina General Assembly is returning to Raleigh for its traditional budget-adjustment work session, but lawmakers won’t be getting out of the blocks quickly. The House and Senate are prepared to gavel in floor sessions at midday Wednesday, but Republican leaders in both chambers say neither committees nor recorded votes will occur this week. The chief job for lawmakers is to approve changes to the second year of the already-enacted two-year budget. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper made recommendations last week. Republican leaders want to complete their work around July 1. Medical marijuana and sports wagering bills also are likely to get debate.