Raleigh, N.C. — With 10 days left until the new fiscal year begins, House and Senate leaders say they are just beginning to negotiate on a state budget and continue to work on a compromise tax reform proposal.
That likely means lawmakers will have to adopt a continuing resolution to keep state government operating after June 30 until a new budget is approved.
Also Thursday, the Senate gave tentative approval to legislation that would roll back restrictions on landfills that were adopted in 2007. Meanwhile, a House committee rewrote a Senate bill that would have allowed an unlimited number of jetties to be built in coastal inlets.
A bill that would have allowed the state Department of Transportation to raise the speed limit on some highways to 75 mph met fierce opposition on the House floor and was sent back to committee.