Jim Fulghum

NC Legislative building
NC General Assembly

Senate lawmakers considered a number of items today, while many House lawmakers took the time to pay homage to the late Republican Representative Jim Fulghum.

There's still no official word on whether budget writers might be close to an agreement on a spending plan for this fiscal year. So in the meantime, lawmakers are publicly pursuing other measures.

In the morning, a Senate Rules Committee approved a bill that would restore Fayetteville's red-light cameras, but the committee shelved another that would have allowed license-plate scanners on highways.

Jim Fulghum
NC General Assembly

Wake County state representative Jim Fulghum who was undergoing treatment for cancer has died.  House Speaker Thom Tillis confirmed Fulghum's passing in a statement on the speaker's website.