Tonight, in order to meet the constitutional requirement that the budget be voted on in two separate days, the state House is staying past midnight. One standout on the bill — a sustantial increase to the rainy day fund.
The budget just passed on second reading 68 to 51.
Third reading is a little more than an hour away.
Bill and the PCS on the NCGA home page
Also right after midnight: Gerry Cohen's birthday.