General Assembly considers bills on eve of ‘crossover’ deadline

By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers are considering dozens of bills on the House and Senate floors on the eve of a self-imposed deadline to get legislation passed by at least one chamber.

The two chambers debated bills for several hours Wednesday. Legislation unrelated to taxes, fees or spending that doesn’t pass at least one chamber by Thursday is largely off the table for consideration until 2017.

The “crossover” deadline rush has meant long sessions over the past week and a crush of legislation being heard in committees.

The Senate completed its work for the day late Wednesday afternoon after passing more than 40 bills. The House is expected to go well into the night for a second straight day.

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