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Thursday wrap: Long weekend for budget negotiators

Posted July 11, 2013

— House and Senate lawmakers plan to work through the weekend to overcome an impasse on the state budget and plans to update the tax code.

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If an agreement can be reached by next week, lawmakers say they might work extra next week to pass both pieces of legislation so they can adjourn the 2013 session.

More immediately, crowds packed the House gallery Thursday as the chamber approved a package of new regulations for abortion clinics. The House also passed a measure shifting control of the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport from the city to a regional authority.

A House committee defeated a bill that would shift control of schools from local school boards, including Wake County's, to county commissioners. Another committee voted to delay implementation of water-quality regulations for Jordan Lake, rejecting the Senate's call to repeal the rules altogether.

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  • mtnrifle Jul 12, 2013

    C'mon already...get your work done and get out of town. You guys are becoming embarassing to the party.

  • jackjones2nc Jul 12, 2013

    How much taxpayer money is budgeted to waste on litigation to delay marriage equality in NC? How much taxpayer money will be wasted on more ALEC legislation that redistributes wealth from our middle-class to the richest NC families?

  • exteacher Jul 11, 2013

    The schools bill was shifted to the Rules Committee so it lives another day. It will pass, by hook or crook.