- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina legislators have wrapped up their chief work session this year after finalizing their sixth constitutional amendment for ballots this fall in a voter ID referendum.

The House and Senate completed their final floor meetings by midday Friday, but not before the Senate voted for the photo identification mandate one last time. It will now be submitted to voters.

In additional to proposing constitutional changes, the Republican-controlled General Assembly spent the past six weeks passing budget adjustments, overriding eight of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s 10 vetoes and approving new authority to borrow for road projects.

Lawmakers plan to reconvene Nov. 27, three weeks after big elections to decide whether Democrats end the GOP’s veto-proof majorities. Republicans say they’ll likely use that session to implement any amendments that voters approve.

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