Tuesday Wrap: You call this a budget?

Posted June 17, 2014

— Senate appropriations subcommittees met much of Tuesday ripping the House's $21 billion budget apart, criticizing its plan to fund teacher raises with lottery funds and its calculation of how much money would be needed to fund the Medicaid program.

Still, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis both pledged to a crowd of school voucher supporters that they would find $7 million to $8 million in the budget to expand the number of vouchers available for the 2014-15 school year.

A bill that would require Duke Energy to clean up all of its coal ash sites statewide received its initial approval in a Senate committee and shifts to the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday. A Duke representative questioned the timeline the bill sets out for the cleanup.

Meanwhile, a House committee approved a bill that would require moped drivers to register and insure their vehicles. It moves to the House Finance Committee.


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  • humm61 Jun 17, 2014

    Oh, they'll find the money for vouchers for sure....these lying hypocrites who are doing all they can to tear down NC's public school system.

  • Dukefan1 Jun 17, 2014

    I cannot believe that tillis and berger are agreeing to find 7 to 8 million for vouchers when they can't even agree on how to give teachers a raise. The whole lot of them in the GA should be fired.