Today@NCCapitol (July 23): While the House is away, the Senate shall play

Posted July 23, 2015

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— Good morning and welcome to Today@NCCapitol for Thursday, July 23. Here's what's going on at the General Assembly and elsewhere in state government.

THE HOUSE: Members of the state House will hold a no-vote skeleton session. At least nine members, including House Speaker Tim Moore, are attending the American Legislative Exchange Council conference in California. There are no House committees scheduled.

THE GOVERNOR: Gov. Pat McCrory will attend the National Governors Association Summer Meeting, hosted by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. The meeting convenes Thursday and runs through Saturday.

THE SENATE: Members of the Senate will take up bills delaying the adoption of new federal air-quality rules and shifting control of the board that oversees charter schools away from the Department of Public Instruction. WRAL.com is planning to carry the floor session live at noon. Check the Video Central box on the homepage.

IN COMMITTEE: The Senate Judiciary II Committee takes up the omnibus firearms bill passed earlier this year by the House and a measure that would keep the exact combination of drugs used in executions in North Carolina a secret. WRAL.com hopes to carry this hearing live at 10 a.m. Check the Video Central box on homepage.


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