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General Assembly Special Session Report: House

The General Assembly gathered in Raleigh today for a Special Session, ostensibly to handle emergency matters related to the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew and wildfires out west. 

But speculation has been rampant that lawmakers would also take up unrelated matters, including the possibility of increasing the number of seats on the Supreme Court. That could give outgoing Republican Governor Pat McCrory the ability to add two new seats to the court which, after November's election, ended up with Democrats claiming four of the Supreme Court's seven seats. 

We will be providing live coverage of the special session. I will be covering the House and reporter Liz Bell will be handling the Senate. Stay tuned for updates throughout the day. 

About the author

Alex Granados is Senior Reporter for EducationNC. He grew up in Raleigh where he attended Jeffreys Grove Elementary School, Leesville Road Middle School and Cardinal Gibbons Catholic High School. Alex attended Wake Technical Community College before transferring to and graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism in 2005.… Read full bio »

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