Voters statewide will likely decide in March whether North Carolina should borrow $2 billion for government construction projects, with most of that money going to university and community college campuses.
Efforts to clamp down on local government rules that tell businesses how much they must pay workers or how they treat tenants did not get enough support in the General Assembly before lawmakers adjourned.
Republicans in the North Carolina Legislature appear comfortable extending the waiting period for an abortion and requiring doctors to expand what they give state regulators about some abortions they perform.
New North Carolina laws involving coal ash, specialty license plates and the regulation of alcoholic beverages are being implemented starting in October.
All or portions of more than 20 pieces of legislation approved by the General Assembly take effect beginning Wednesday.