Lame-duck session addressing voter ID, Florence, boards

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly is coming back to approve voter ID details, consider more Hurricane Florence spending and address legal fights with Gov. Roy Cooper over state boards and commissions.

The legislature prepared to reconvene at midday Tuesday, three weeks since an Election Day in which Democrats won over a dozen legislative seats and broke the Republicans’ veto-proof majorities come January.

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GOP leaders still have veto-proof control during a two-week lame-duck session. That will help them pass legislation to implement a constitutional amendment mandating photo identification to vote that was approved in a statewide referendum.

Senate leader Phil Berger says lawmakers also must address a court ruling that would eliminate the state elections and ethics board next week. Senators also plan to consider an economic development bill later Tuesday.

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