Thursday Wrap: Are we there yet?

Posted June 29

— The General Assembly is barreling toward a conclusion, having worked well into the night all week long in an effort to adjourn its 2017 legislative session before the holiday weekend.

Hundreds of bills have been cleared this week, but many differences remain, and tempers are growing short.

To ensure the public doesn't miss the honorables too much, the adjournment resolution calls for special sessions in August, September and November to handle everything from veto overrides to redrawing both judicial and legislative district maps to possibly impeaching Secretary of State Elaine Marshall.

The House Rules Committee approved a resolution that could set the impeachment in motion. Rep. Chris Millis, R-Pender, pushed the effect, accusing Marshall of wrongly licensing people who don't legally live in North Carolina as notaries public. Marshall has denied any wrongdoing.


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