RALEIGH – The 2005 session of the North Carolina General Assembly appeared to wind down early Wednesday morning after an all-nighter, the passage of some key bills such as a welcome lobbying-reform measure, and a spirited lottery push that came up a little short.
But House Speaker Jim Black essentially said, “Hey, not so fast. We’re still working here.”
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