- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina House lawmakers worked late into the night as a key deadline approaches next week and chamber Republicans heard from Gov. Pat McCrory.

The GOP governor spoke privately to the House Republican Caucus on Tuesday evening during a recess from chamber floor debate. McCrory entered and left the Legislative Building committee room without meeting with reporters. House Speaker Tim Moore declined to say what the governor talked about.

Budget Director Lee Roberts and Transportation Secretary Tony Tata joined McCrory in the caucus meeting. The three visited Winston-Salem last Friday to unveil McCrory’s proposed road-building and infrastructure bond package.

The House floor calendar reached about 40 bills Tuesday night. Bills unrelated to spending or taxes that don’t pass one chamber by April 30 are essentially dead for the two-year session.

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