Raleigh, N.C. — Legislation moves fast during the short session.
A bill to allow natural gas drilling made it through two House committees, two floor votes and a Senate concurrence in about 48 hours and was on its way to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk Thursday night.
Meanwhile, McCrory signed into law a series of tax changes hours after both the House and Senate gave their final approval.
The Senate rolled out its $21 billion budget plan late Wednesday and has scheduled floor votes Friday evening and early Saturday. The proposal met with some skepticism from McCrory and outright disdain from Attorney General Roy Cooper, education groups and advocates for the disabled.