Is this the last week of the "short" session of the General Assembly?
All signs seem to be pointing to yes. Rumor abounds that the honorables will try to adjourn sometime late this week either Friday or early Saturday.
The big holdups? Well, Governor Easley hasn’t technically signed the budget yet, and the General Assembly isn’t going to go home without him doing so. Could the governor just be using the signing of the budget as a bargaining chip to push for his last legislative priority — his drought bill?
Either way, expect a fast and furious week where members will be voting on bills that many will have never seen before or even read. Stay tuned, something strange ALWAYS happens the last week.