RALEIGH, WAKE COUNTY - North Carolina lawmakers want to continue their election-year legislative session past November's elections.
A Senate committee unveiled legislation Thursday that would adjourn their annual session Saturday, then return in less than two weeks to consider overriding any bills Gov. Pat McCrory vetoes. That would give McCrory 10 days to decide on legislation, not the 30 days allowed after legislators finalize their session.
The Senate proposal then would reconvene almost two weeks after November's election to discuss restructuring the state Medicaid program. Senate Republicans favor one method, and McCrory and the House another.
The proposed timeline would have to be approved by the GOP-led House, which has more often sided with the Republican governor's views.
Democratic Sen. Josh Stein of Wake County says the timeline creates an extra-long legislative session.
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