It's beginning to look a lot like campaign season.
Democratic lawmakers will hit the road next week on a 19-stop statewide bus tour.
The tour, which they're calling "NC Forward," will highlight the state's rising unemployment numbers and GOP cuts to education spending and public sector jobs.
It kicks off Monday at 9am at the State Employees' Career Transition Center in Raleigh, a facility that serves laid -off state workers. Other stops Monday include Rocky Mount, Greenville and New Bern.
Republican lawmakers haven't booked a bus just yet, but House Speaker Thom Tillis has been traveling around the state quite a bit lately for town hall meetings. He was in Wilmington yesterday. Tillis has also held town halls in Kinston, Winterville, New Bern, Rocky Mount, Clayton, and his hometown of Cornelius. Two more are scheduled next week in Cherryville and Salisbury.