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Friday Wrap: Sine won't die

Posted August 15, 2014 7:31 p.m. EDT

— The two-day addendum legislative session will stretch into at least four days – and into another week – after lawmakers couldn't agree on several measures Friday.

A contentious House Republican caucus rebelled at the prospect of voting on a bill that affects local sales tax rates and includes various economic development provisions.

The Senate tied that bill to a budget fix that would give school districts more flexibility in moving salary money around for teachers and teaching assistants.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Thom Tillis said the chamber will adjourn for the year once these issues are settled and won't return in November for a proposed special session to debate Medicaid reform and a plan to clean up coal ash ponds around the state.

It's unclear if lawmakers could move coal ash legislation next week while lawmakers remain in Raleigh.