The North Carolina General Assembly returned to Raleigh today for the start of the 2018 legislative session. This year’s session will be a “short session”, meaning the scope and timing of the session will be more limited. The primary purpose of the session will be to make adjustments to the state’s biennial budget. Last week, legislative leaders announced that they have already agreed on a $23.917 billion spending cap for the FY18-19 budget, and are currently in the process of developing the various parts of the budget. In addition to the budget, other topics likely to come up include: the state’s response to GenX pollution on the Cape Fear River, school safety, prison safety, and judicial redistricting. For additional information on the legislative session please contact John Hardin or Will Morgan.