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General Assembly Special Session Report: Senate

Today — Tuesday, Dec. 13 — marks the start of the special legislative session called by Governor Pat McCrory to address Hurricane Matthew relief in the East and recent wildfires in the West, among possible additional items.

There has been much speculation about what unrelated matters the legislature could take up, including the possibility of increasing the number of seats on the Supreme Court. This would give outgoing Governor McCrory the ability to appoint two new judges to the court which, after November's election, ended up with Democrats claiming four of the seven Supreme Court seats.

EducationNC will be live blogging throughout the session, which is supposed to last two to three days, with one reporter in each chamber. I have the Senate, Alex Granados has the House. Here's what's going on in the Senate. Content will be added from the top of this post.

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Liz Bell is an early learning reporter for EducationNC. Read full bio »