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McCrory still aims for December session on Matthew recovery

Posted 4:20 p.m. Wednesday

— Gov. Pat McCrory says he's still aiming to call the General Assembly back to Raleigh in the second week of December to approve legislation so that North Carolina residents in the bleakest situations following Hurricane Matthew stay covered this winter.

McCrory said Wednesday at a hurricane recovery meeting in Greenville that he's working on both short- and long-term proposals for recovery following the early October storm and resulting floods.

The governor said legislators need to act quickly because it's possible that displaced families living in hotels could soon be homeless.

McCrory asked Congress a few weeks ago for help getting over $1 billion in federal aid to pay for repairs and recovery. McCrory says he's still hopeful that Congress will approve the package the week before the session.

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