Raleigh, N.C. — Good morning and Welcome to Today@NCCapitol for Friday, July 1. Here's what's going on at the legislature:
THE END: Barring a surprise change of plans, the General Assembly will finish its legislative session for 2016 either Friday or Saturday. A Senate adjournment resolution anticipates lawmakers finishing their work Friday, but leaders in both the House and the Senate say it is possible that legislators will need to work on Saturday to wrap up a small number of items.
HB2: Although the effort won't be dead until the gavels drop on the end of session, House leaders said the window for legislation that would modify the controversial House Bill 2 is quickly closing. House Republicans left a caucus meeting late Thursday with no agreement to put forward a proposal.
HOUSE FLOOR (11 a.m.): House members are due to take a final vote on the state budget. That would send the measure to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature.
SENATE FLOOR: The Senate is scheduled to come back into session at 10 a.m., but it's unclear if the chamber will take up bills at that time or wait until later in the day.
HOUSE RULES (9:30 a.m.): Committees could meet throughout the day. One of the most important meetings on the schedule may be the House Rules Committee, which is due to handle some of the last bills being vetted by the House.