Senate leaders are expressing concerns about one of Gov. Pat McCrory's top legislative priorities, a reorganization of the state's job-recruiting efforts.
President Pro Tem Phil Berger said Tuesday the measure -- SB127 -- "we just think it needs a little more examination."
The House approved the measure to privatize much of the state's current economic development functions in June by a 86-27 vote. A few Republicans voted against it because it allowed the state's incentive program to continue.
Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker told reporters earlier this week the bill is vital to streamlining the state's recruitment efforts. And later Monday, McCrory emphasized it as one of the most important remaining pieces of his legislative agenda.
But the Senate sent early signals it didn't necessarily agree. The Senate has been at odds with McCrory frequently this session.
When it received the bill for a concurrence vote, it sent the legislation to three different committees, an unusual move typically reserved for measure that are likely to die.
Berger did not discuss in his concerns with the bill but said his member are "just curious as to some of the impacts, how its going to work, (and) how other states have implemented similar programs."