Last week the General Assembly passed a continuing resolution (called the “CR,” see Senate Bill 534 below) to keep State government funded for 45 days past the end of the fiscal year until August 14, 2015. Then they approved an adjournment resolution suspending the session for 10 of those days, from July 2nd until July 13th at 7:00 p.m. The CR will allow time for the House and Senate to negotiate a compromise budget plan. The “summer break” will – we hope – allow some of the tension and conflict between the chambers to dissipate enough to make the necessary give-and-take possible. However, we think it is also a sign that they are digging in and expect to be in Raleigh a very long time. Read full report here.