The House and Senate have both offered up tax and spending plans. Now leaders from the two chambers will negotiate over their differences largely behind closed doors.
Governor Pat McCrory says he and state lawmakers are "on the cusp" of a budget and tax deal, but "tough negotiations" still lie ahead.
Despite claims by Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republican leaders, only 2 percent of those arrested during six weeks of protests at the legislature have been from out of state.
Gov. Pat McCrory, in his first visit to the DOT board, told leaders to improve efficiency at the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Gov. Pat McCrory says he prefers the two tax reform plans introduced Thursday that do not tax food or prescriptions or extend sales tax to currently untaxed businesses.