Moore, Berger poised to lead as NC lawmakers return

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Activity in the Legislative Building has picked up on the day before the start of the General Assembly’s two-year session.

Lawmakers arrived to set up their offices and hold meetings before Wednesday’s one-day organizational session.

Republicans remain firmly in charge of the House and Senate, so it’s expected Sen. Phil Berger of Eden and Rep. Tim Moore of Kings Mountain will be elected to lead their respective chambers. It would be Berger’s third term as leader and first for Moore as speaker, succeeding now US Sen. Thom Tillis.

Only about 20 new lawmakers will take their seats for the first time Wednesday compared to more than 50 two years ago.

Republicans scheduled campaign fundraisers in Raleigh on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

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