By Associated Press - Friday, March 4, 2016

CARY, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Pat McCrory says he still prefers the North Carolina legislature wait until its regular work session to take up legislation addressing Charlotte’s new non-discrimination ordinance. But he acknowledges lawmakers may convene earlier anyway.

McCrory talked to reporters Friday following a Cary public appearance and reaffirmed he wants corrected the Charlotte City Council ordinance letting transgender people use restrooms that align with their gender identity. He calls it “local government overreach.”

The rule begins April 1. The General Assembly resumes April 25 but can call itself back before then. House Speaker Tim Moore said Thursday enough of his colleagues support doing so, to comply with constitutional requirements. Senate leader Phil Berger also says a special session is an option.

A special session costs the state $42,000 a day.

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