RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Republican leaders at the North Carolina legislature will try to wrap up the 2013 session this week -- perhaps just in time.
House and Senate Republicans have seen tempers flare and frustrations grow as the session continued weeks beyond projections. GOP Gov. Pat McCrory's legislative wish list and the weekly "Moral Monday" protests are adding to tensions.
Current and former legislators and lobbyists say there's no way around what one called "unorganized chaos" in the days ahead. Work is expected to go from morning until night in attempts to negotiate agreements on bills or kill or delay legislation.
Legislative leaders will try to finalize legislation requiring photo identification to vote and expanding where concealed permit holders can carry or store their guns. The future of abortion legislation is uncertain.