Lawmakers Conclude Short Session; Budget Sent To Governor
The General Assembly adjourned late Friday and lawmakers headed home.
They passed a $22.3 billion budget before they left, giving state employees a small raise and setting aside more money for the rainy day fund. They also made a small tweak to House Bill 2, the so-called bathroom bill.
And in a surprising move, lawmakers declined to change Asheville's City Council districts as proposed by senior Sen. Tom Apodaca. The change came on the same day as a 4th Circuit ruling that changes to the Wake County districts were unlawful.