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Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, speaks Thursday night during the debate on new riparian buffer rules at the N.C. General Assembly. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press
September 21, 2015, No comments

On Monday, the Senate Finance Committee takes up 10 bills, including a $2.8 billion bond package that would go before voters next year. Tuesday, both the House and Senate are expected to review extensive revisions to the state Medicaid program. And that’s not all.

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New NC sales tax plan would boost 13 WNC counties

September 16, 2015, No comments

A final House and Senate conference report reached the Senate floor on Tuesday morning and was adopted, 33-16 along party lines, roughly eight hours l ...

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. File photo by Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

NC state budget deal inches forward as pieces click into place

September 3, 2015, No comments

The budget overtime in Raleigh, 65 days and counting, can no longer be described as one of average length. Now in triple overtime after the passing a ...

Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, and Rep. Josh Jordan, R-Ashe, appear together at a House committee hearing in Raleigh on Wednesday, the same day House and Senate leaders announced that they had reached a compromise state spending target. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

House, Senate agree on $21.74 billion spending target

August 19, 2015, No comments

The figure represents a compromise between earlier spending proposals set by the two chambers and Gov. Pat McCrory. Overall, the figure also increased ...

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    Little budging on the NC budget, House pitches bonds
    August 4, 2015, No comments

    Holding up negotiations over an agreement on this session’s two-year budget are key policy changes on Medicaid and education pushed by the Senate. But the main hiccup for budget conferees, so far, has proven to be on the revenue side of t ...