NC General Assembly gets back to business today

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RALEIGH, N.C. — State legislators will get back to business today, as they officially begin work in this new session.

The next two years will see the Republican leadership settling into its majority role. The leaders likely will get pressure from the governor and their constituents on such issues as Medicaid and tax reforms. Here are some things you can expect this year at the General Assembly.

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Money matters: The legislature will adopt a two-year budget this year, which leaders said they want to include teacher pay raises. State revenues were about $200 million less than expected as of Dec. 31, but legislators said they aren’t worried yet.

“It’s not going to be as bleak as some people have felt,” said Rep. John Faircloth (R-Guilford). “At this point, I think we will be able to handle it.”

Read more: Greensboro News & Record

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