Most people know how the federal government works but how much do you know about how your state government works? Do you know who’s in the cabinet? What powers the governor has? How bills are proposed? We want to show you how government works in North Carolina by answering these and more questions.
The first step is to understand the three branches of state government.
The General Assembly meets in regular two-year sessions. The "long session" begins in January of odd-numbered years, and the short session convenes in May of even-numbered years.