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House Expected To Start Voting Wednesday On Budget PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:23

RALEIGH, (AP) — The House has started debating changes to the North Carolina state budget for next year that Republicans point out diminishes public school cuts but Democrats argue leave school districts worse off compared to a year ago.

 
House members were expected Wednesday to take the first of two required votes on its $20.3 billion spending plan for the year starting July 1.
 
The measure would reduce by two-thirds the amount school districts must return to the state and sets aside $50 million for challenges in adult care homes. Budget committee chairman GOP Rep. Harold Brubaker says spending adjustments come without raising taxes.
 
Top Democrat Rep. Joe Hackney says the budget does little or nothing to hire back thousands of educators who were laid off by the GOP-penned spending plan last year.
 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 15:24
 
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