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With Most Work Done, NC Legislative Deadline Passes Quietly

A North Carolina General Assembly parliamentary deadline designed to pare down what bills will be considered through 2022 passed quietly without the last-day clamor of previous biennial sessions. The Senate debated and voted on fewer than 10 bills before adjourning Thursday. Bills unrelated to taxes or spending, elections or a few other exceptions that didn’t pass the House or Senate by Thursday face long odds for consideration during the rest of the biennial session. The House completed its work Wednesday after disposing of over 130 bills that reached the chamber floor this week. The focus returns next week to the state budget process.