The Senate passes its $20.6 billion spending plan, and Senate leaders take issue with a House proposal to give Raleigh a year to rework its lease of the Dorothea Dix property.
Senators voted a second time Thursday to approve a $20.6 billion budget. The measure now goes to the House, where Republicans will craft their own spending measure. A final draft of the budget is due by June 30.
If an email to House members Thursday morning is any indication, the feud between former Finance Chair Robert Brawley and House Speaker Thom Tillis is far from over.
Gov. Pat McCrory and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane on Thursday asked the General Assembly to give the city and state about 10 months to rework an agreement for the Dorothea Dix property, but leading lawmakers balked at that idea.
A senior House Finance Committee chairman resigns his post in a spat with Speaker Thom Tills. Senators will wrap up their week by sending the House a $20.6 billion budget.