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The North Carolina Senate has tentatively passed a massive new regulatory bill mandating dozens of changes to state environmental protections, including some rejected last year in a showdown with the House over a similar bill. A final Senate vote on the measure is expected today.

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House and Senate budget negotiators are close to getting six more weeks to hammer out a two-year spending plan after reaching an agreement Monday on a temporary state budget.

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Over the weekend, North Carolina House and Senate leaders signaled why you could call this phase of setting the state budget the end of the beginning rather than the beginning of the end.

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