What does the General Assembly Control


The North Carolina General Assembly, of which the Senate and House of Representatives are a part, is to convene a new regular session every two years.  The NC legislature makes decisions on the budget: taxes, tax credits, economic development, education funding, Pre-K, the courts, Medicaid, etc. It also passes laws that set environmental standards such as water and air quality, tax rates, tax credits, criminal justice.  Legislators in both chambers serve two-year terms without term limits.  Sessions begin at noon on the third Wednesday after the second Monday in January.