The General Assembly is now adjourned its special session and is expected to remain in their districts until May 16, when both the House and Senate return to Raleigh for the legislative short session. The short session is expected to last until late June or early July with the main task of the General Assembly to rewrite the budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year which begins on July 1, 2018.
El Pueblo's lobbyist has been told that the session will be shorter this year because of the volatile 2018 elections expected. Democrats have shown early success in Virginia, Alabama, and in special election districts across the United States. With that, many Republicans feel that an early adjournment will give their candidates time to campaign.
Filing for candidates for the General Assembly was February 12-28. Candidates for a district seat in the same party will have a primary election in May, with the winners advancing to the November ballot.