North Carolina lawmakers return to try to wrap up session

Staff Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislators still have many votes to take before what is expected to be the last week of this year's North Carolina General Assembly session.

The House and Senate return to Raleigh on Monday and will debate and vote on several bills. The House is ready to vote for a $2 billion bond package that cleared the Senate last week and requires a statewide referendum next year for the borrowing to occur.

The two chambers have reached a final compromise on the Republicans' annual bill that makes regulatory changes. They plan final votes on that proposal.

The Senate has votes on immigration and charter schools. The House plans to vote on tax and farm legislation.

Legislative leaders have talked about adjourning by Tuesday or Wednesday.