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Cooper Seeks Special Legislative Session

RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday called for the North Carolina General Assembly to convene in a special session to fund initial needs for Hurricane Florence recovery.

Gov. Roy Cooper

His proclamation will request legislators to return Oct. 9, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

“As I’ve traveled around the state surveying damage and meeting with people who have lost everything, it’s clear that the destruction in eastern North Carolina is historic,” said Cooper. “Now is the time to come together and begin the work of rebuilding our communities and making families whole.”

In the coming weeks, as flood waters recede, Cooper’s office said the governor will work with state agencies, local communities and stakeholders to compile a legislative appropriations request. Cooper is also working closely with North Carolina’s congressional delegation to put together the state’s federal assistance request.

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The story was compiled by staff members of Coastal Review Online.