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Updates from extra Special Session in the Senate

The General Assembly gathered in Raleigh today for the second day of its Special Session to handle emergency matters related to the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew and wildfires out west. Both the House and Senate passed the Disaster Recovery Act of 2016 between yesterday and today. The bill now goes to Governor Pat McCrory to be signed.

It was announced, after the Senate's passage of the bill, that an additional special session would be held to take on any matters legislators wanted.

While it is not yet known what matters will be taken up, there have been rumors about limiting the powers of incoming Governor Roy Cooper.

We will be reporting updates as news comes in. Reporter Liz Bell will be covering the Senate, and reporter Alex Granados will be covering the House.

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