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Jun 9, 2016

House reject Senate budget bill, setting up negotiations

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Negotiations should begin in earnest now that the state House has formally rejected the Senate’s proposal to adjust the North Carolina government budget for next year. The House voted unanimously Wednesday not to support the $22.2 billion spending plan the Senate approved last week. This action will create a conference committee to […]

May 19, 2016

House Republicans seek repeat of bipartisan budget showing

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans are seeking another show of bipartisan support for their budget adjustments before leaving Raleigh for the weekend. The House scheduled more debate Thursday before the second of two required votes on the $22.2 billion state government spending plan. All but 12 of the 115 House members voting Wednesday […]

May 17, 2016

House committees debating proposed budget adjustments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — House Republicans have ready what’s usually considered the most important bill of the North Carolina legislature’s annual work session — the budget. The chamber’s GOP leaders rolled out late Monday a $22.2 billion plan to adjust the second year of the current two-year state government spending plan approved last September. The […]

Sep 23, 2015

New budget helps judiciary patch up its most urgent shortfalls

After spending six years being squeezed in the vice of state budget cuts, the budget for North Carolina’s judicial branch has reached a milestone of sorts. The budget signed by Gov. Pat McCrory on Sept. 18 allocates just under $485 million for the judiciary each of the next two years—the first time that funding for […]

Sep 18, 2015

N.C. General Assembly completes votes on final budget

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a nearly three-month standoff between House and Senate Republicans over policy and spending differences, the North Carolina General Assembly finally has a state budget to hand to Gov. Pat McCrory. The legislature completed voting on the two-year spending plan to run state government early Friday just past midnight when the House agreed to the […]

Sep 17, 2015

Gov. McCrory says he’ll sign budget deal

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest on the North Carolina state budget compromise: (all times local) 11:35 a.m. Gov. Pat McCrory says he’ll sign the two-year budget once North Carolina legislators give it to him because all the things he sought inside it outweigh the items he dislikes. McCrory also said in an interview Thursday there is […]

Sep 15, 2015

Chamber votes beginning for final state budget

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers are finally about to vote on a two-year spending and tax package that was supposed to be ready July 1. Senate Republicans on Tuesday scheduled the first of two required chamber votes on their compromise state budget with House Republicans. The House could begin voting Wednesday. The bill would […]

Sep 10, 2015

North Carolina budget-writers talk about progress, momentum

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The odds seem better that a final North Carolina state budget will be voted on by the General Assembly next week. A two-year spending plan should have been in place almost 2½ months ago, but House and Senate Republicans got tripped up on a number of fronts. A third temporary spending measure […]

Aug 27, 2015

3rd stopgap spending bill approved by N. Carolina lawmakers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The General Assembly has quickly voted for another temporary spending measure that directs how North Carolina government should operate while a budget stalemate still is unresolved. The Senate and House approved separately by wide margins Thursday a third “continuing resolution.” This one expires Sept. 18. The proposal is heading to Gov. Pat […]

Aug 26, 2015

3rd spending extension for NC government poised to occur

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislative leaders agree they’ll have to pass another temporary spending measure that keeps North Carolina government operating into September while they work on a budget deal. House and Senate Republicans kept holding budget talks Tuesday. A two-year spending plan was supposed to be done July 1. Two “continuing resolutions” to run government […]

Aug 25, 2015

Lawmakers may need even more time for North Carolina budget

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It looks like Republican leaders in the General Assembly will run out of time to approve a final North Carolina state budget before the latest deadline to pass a plan that’s now almost two months late. Key House and Senate budget negotiators said Monday they had exchanged several offers since last […]

May 14, 2015

NC budget decisions aren’t as painful with $400M cushion

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina budget-writers aren’t having to make as many cuts as in other years since the Great Recession. It’s making for a less painful process as House Republicans roll out portions of a spending plan for the next two years. Budget panels met Thursday to hear spending proposals for six categories of […]

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