Tuesday Wrap: Like white shoes and seersucker after Labor Day edition

Posted September 8, 2015

— Top lawmakers say they worked through most of Labor Day weekend, but there is still no budget deal. House Speaker Tim Moore says he hopes to have a final plan ready to roll out by the end of the week, but Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger called that “optimistic.”

The two top leaders say there’s generally agreement to pay for all the teaching assistants that were on the books last year but disagreement over how that money can be used. Both men say negotiations over a proposed tax cut have made very little progress.


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  • Paul Maxwell Sep 8, 2015
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    Inter/intra party bickering is SO much more important than governing. Will November 2016 EVER get here?

  • Cathy Terrill Sep 8, 2015
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    What would happen if the Legislature had to pay their own expenses they are in session after June 30th. This is becoming a habit/norm. It costs a lot of money for them to be here. I would love to know just how much each of them are getting for each day they are here after 6/30. That money could be used to raise salaries for State Employees or to fund Education or to give tax breaks for the movie industry. When we lose them we lose jobs and we lose the revenue that is brought into our state. People that are here for the show/movie are spending money in our state. Without the industry we are losing that revenue.

    How can we keep these career politicians from staying here so long? Can we start a movement to get something on a ballot to make it impossible for them to draw Per Diem after 6/30? If they really are people that care for the State of NC then they would introduce legislation themselves to not draw anything after 6/30 and they would vote it into law. Are they honest?