NC adjournment resolution for year approved

Aug. 20, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

RALEIGH — North Carolina House members erupted into cheers and gave hugs as lawmakers wrapped up their work for the two-year session. The Senate is expected to follow soon.

The House approved a Senate resolution Wednesday that ends the session and means lawmakers won't come back unless there's a veto or special session until the next edition of the General Assembly in January. The Senate was expected to finish Wednesday night.

This year's work period began May 14 and ended seven weeks later than July 4 predictions by legislative leaders as negotiations on the budget, coal ash and economic incentives lingered.

House Speaker Thom Tillis says a lot was accomplished this year but suggested it's possible Gov. Pat McCrory could call lawmakers back to consider other economic incentives the governor wants approved.