Gov. Pat McCrory criticized lawmakers Wednesday for their decisions to override his only two vetoes of the session, saying he won't carry out one new law and will try to find ways to work around the other.
Good-government advocates, lawyers and even state Supreme Court Chief Justice Sarah Parker are questioning the maneuvering that led to a bill on Gov. Pat McCrory's desk that would hide most complaints about judges from the public.
Lawmakers have sent a $20.6 billion spending plan to the governor after lengthy debates over its impact on education.
House and Senate leaders say they expect to sign off on a budget deal late Friday or Saturday, finishing the session next week.
The Senate Rules Committee will debate a voter ID bill Friday morning. Differences with the same bill as it left the House include eliminating student IDs as an acceptable form of identification in order to vote.