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Gov. Pat McCrory on Thursday asked all state government leaders to slow spending in the final three months of the fiscal year, but he stopped short of ordering a spending freeze, as has happened several times in recent years.
Leaders say the loss of $1.75 million from a total ALE budget of $8 million will almost certainly mean reduced inspections of those who sell tobacco, lottery tickets and booze and fewer investigations of suspected gambling operations and other crimes.
University of North Carolina officials bit their tongues Wednesday when asked about the $20.6 billion state budget approved by lawmakers.
Lawmakers have sent a $20.6 billion spending plan to the governor after lengthy debates over its impact on education.
Three old-guard conservatives and a handful newer members broke ranks with their party's leadership and voted against the budget deal.
State lawmakers have given tentative approval to the final version of the state's $20.6 billion spending plan.
Laura Leslie and Matthew Burns
The final budget drops provisions in earlier versions of the bill that would have ended funding for the N.C. Child Fatality Task Force. A measure that would have moved pregnant women off of Medicaid was also abandoned.
The state budget will raise fees on recreational boaters in order to pay for dredging of coastal waterways and inland lakes.
A little more than 12 hours after House and Senate negotiators announced a budget deal, the North Carolina Association of Educators announced plans Monday to try to block key provisions in the $20.6 billion spending plan.
Matthew Burns and Renee Chou
The state budget brings clarity to long-fought battles over how teachers will be paid, how the Commerce Department will be organized, funding for rural development and other stories.
House and Senate leaders say they expect to sign off on a budget deal late Friday or Saturday, finishing the session next week.
As House and Senate negotiators try to hammer out a two-year spending plan, Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that soaring Medicaid costs are endangering the viability of any budget proposal.
Leyla Santiago and Matthew Burns
Editorial boards gave the GOP governor an earful this weekend, and lawmakers failed to reach a compromise on tax reform to push the state budget process to completion.
Gov. Pat McCrory told reporters today that he was eager for tax reform negotiations to conclude, but he did not place faith in long-term tax projections.
Gov. Pat McCrory told reporters during a Monday news conference that he would rather have no tax bill "than a bad bill." The governor also fielded questions on abortion, the budget, his relationship with the Senate and the North Carolina's image.
Mark Binker and Laura Leslie
The Senate and House on Tuesday approved legislation that will keep state government running after this weekend as lawmakers continue to negotiate on a compromise 2013-14 budget.
Matthew Burns and Mark Binker
Lawmakers will include additional funding for Medicaid in the continuing resolution scheduled to be heard Tuesday morning. The temporary spending measure will last for 30 days.
As the House and Senate hammer out a budget compromise, psychiatrists and advocates for people with mental illness say a Senate proposal could have potentially harmful consequences.
Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson asked lawmakers Monday to increase North Carolina's competitiveness in teacher pay and recruitment by exempting public school teachers from having to pay any personal state income taxes.
The House and Senate have both offered up tax and spending plans. Now leaders from the two chambers will negotiate over their differences largely behind closed doors.
The state budget is headed back to the Senate for negotiations after winning final House approval Thursday.
After more than seven hours of debate, the state House voted Wednesday night to tentatively approve its $20.6 billion budget proposal.
Laura Leslie and Mark Binker
The House's budget plan survived 10 hours of debate in Appropriations Tuesday with few substantive changes. It's due on the House floor Wednesday at noon.
Budget-writers in both the House and Senate say it's time to eliminate the state's Child Fatality Task Force after nearly a quarter-century in operation.
Laura Leslie and Amanda Lamb