Few NC senators meet for perfunctory floor session
RALEIGH, N.C. — The adjournment impasse at the North Carolina General Assembly remains in place after the Senate met briefly in keeping with the state constitution.
Five senators and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest held a floor session for a few minutes Tuesday morning without any recorded votes or legislation. They didn't consider a bill the House sent last weekend that lays out a schedule for returning to Raleigh both next week and in mid-November.
The Senate dislkes the schedule and wants the breadth of considered legislation narrowed. The House holds its own skeleton session Wednesday.
Gov. Pat McCrory told reporters later Tuesday he'd like legislators to return before November to resolve some economic development and technical matters. He also could force both chambers back if he vetoes a bill on his desk.