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The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
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July 28, 2014, No comments

State budget negotiators worked through the weekend following Saturday’s announcement of a breakthrough that could bring the 2014 short legislative session to an end. The framework contains news details on teacher raises and cuts to Medicaid spending.

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Raleigh Report: Last minute sales tax change draws fire

July 21, 2014, No comments

A hike in local sales taxes could go before the voters in November under a new plan that emerged last week in the state Senate. Meanwhile, budget talk ...

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McCrory: NC budget talks continuing with Tillis, Berger

July 16, 2014, No comments

Gov. Pat McCrory released the statements Tuesday about whether any progress had been made on a standoff over the newest state budget proposal.

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

Raleigh Report: Environmentalists wary as NC legislative session wraps up

July 14, 2014, Comments Off

A slew of environmental provisions scattered through a handful of bills are, like the budget, likely to be settled this week in the hectic windup of t ...

  • Chuck McGrady, Ruth Samuelson. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press
    Raleigh Report: Behind-the-scenes budget, coal ash talks underway
    July 7, 2014, Comments Off

    This week, budget conferees take up teacher pay and the fate of more than 7,000 teaching assistants who would lose their jobs to cover the cost of a larger pay raise in the Senate plan. The House plans to meet in skeleton sessions all week, ...

  • The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
    Raleigh Report: Waiting for a NC budget deal
    June 30, 2014, Comments Off

    Guessing when an state budget agreement between state House and Senate legislators could happen got more difficult last week as both sides seemed to harden their positions. Meanwhile, a comprehensive coal ash bill moves forward.

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    WNC’s public housing faces tightening budgets, rising demand
    June 25, 2014, Comments Off

    Housing authorities and nonprofits managing public housing across Western North Carolina report facing increasing financial pressures due to federal, state and local budget cuts. Combined with an economy leaving more residents demanding the ...

  • Nathan Ramsey, Pat McCrory, Chuck McGrady
    Raleigh Report: On NC’s budget debate, contamination and Medicaid
    June 23, 2014, Comments Off

    After a week shaking down the differences in the Senate and House versions of the 2014 budget, both chambers appointed conferees to get to a final agreement and close out the short session. The final target -- about $21.1 billion -- is the ...

  • Budget co-chair Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, answers questions on the Senate budget proposal in May. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press
    Leading NC GOP senators considering making budget talks public
    June 23, 2014, Comments Off

    Over the years budget negotiations opened up, though not consistently – and sometimes, not much. As often as not, key decisions were still made behind closed doors. Now leading Republican senators say they might let the public in.

  • The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
    Raleigh Report: Stage set for NC budget talks
    June 16, 2014, Comments Off

    The House and Senate budgets provide for many of the same upgrades to Western region projects, but a new WNC addition in the House budget is $2 million in planning funds for a western campus for the North Carolina School of Science and Math ...