Under the Dome

And, for the Senate, it's a wrap

And at 1:43 a.m., Sen. Tom Apodaca announced, “The Senate stands adjourned.”

The Senate finished off a handful of bills to close out a long day that began Thursday morning and ended by clearing the calendar, including a vote on environmental protections at Jordan Lake.

Sen. Pete Brunstetter, a Republican from Winston-Salem, referred to that vote in his remarks on the adjournment resolution.

“Sen. Kinnaird referred to Jordan Lake as an impaired body, and I think this Senate can now identify with Jordan Lake,” he said.

The Senate is not scheduled to return until May 14, 2014 at noon – although they could return for a special session.

The House, meanwhile, returns at 9 a.m. Friday to wrap up its business. There are nine bills on the calendar, but Speaker Thom Tillis said he thought it could be wrapped up in a couple hours.

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