Henry "Mickey" Michaux Jr.
Senators voted a second time Thursday to approve a $20.6 billion budget. The measure now goes to the House, where Republicans will craft their own spending measure. A final draft of the budget is due by June 30.
House lawmakers gave tentative approval to ask voters to amend the constitution in 2014 to remove a relic of the state's racially divided past.
A proposal to cut in half the number of children eligible for the state's free pre-kindergarten program won House approval Tuesday. Meanwhile, the House also gave final approval to a bill allowing in-stand beer sales at professional sporting events.
Presenting photo identification before being able to vote in North Carolina moved a step closer to reality Wednesday when the House approved a Republican-backed proposal.
Despite impassioned pleas from Democratic lawmakers and a raft of attempts to weaken it, legislation that would require voters to present photo identification at the polls was approved Wednesday by the House Elections Committee on Wednesday.