Raleigh, N.C. — The Senate passes its $20.6 billion spending plan, and Senate leaders take issue with a House proposal to give Raleigh a year to rework its lease of the Dorothea Dix property.
House budget-writers are already predicting serious differences between their budget proposal and the Senate's plan.
The two chambers also are at odds over the Dorothea Dix site. The Senate passed legislation that would void Raleigh's lease of the 325-acre site for a park, but Gov. Pat McCrory is backing a House bill that would give the city and the state a year to rework the deal and possibly bid on the nearby Governor Morehead School for the Blind property as well.