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Thursday wrap: Heading to overtime?

Posted June 20, 2013

— 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.

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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.



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  • ezLikeSundayMorning Jun 21, 2013

    This budget does also apply to 2014-15. NC budgets for the biennium (2 years). It really doesn't seem that way because they always want to adjust it for the 2nd year.

    I have a lot of problems with the Republican controlled General Assembly, but they do seem reasonably on track to finish on-time.

  • albegadeep Jun 21, 2013

    Maybe they should make the new budget apply to 2014-15 also, so next summer they'll actually be working on one in advance for a change?