According to Dawn Baumgartner Vaughn at NC Insider, the legislature is going to be taking a break. The Insider reports, “The Senate will have no voting sessions until the week of Aug. 2. The House is expected to be in session on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, then adjourn for the remainder of the week.” The update also reports that according to Sen. Phil Berger, “The Critical Race Theory bill will be in the Senate Education Committee the first week in August.” It now looks like the House won’t release it’s budget until the second week of August. All that means the legislature could be on track to adjourn before Labor Day.
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