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General Assembly Special Session Report Day Two

The General Assembly gathered in Raleigh today for the second day of its 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.

However, yesterday, House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, said he didn't want to increase the number of seats on the court and that the House had no intention of doing so.

We will be providing live coverage of the second day of the special session today.

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