N.C. lawmakers need to approve stopgap spending plan
Time's running out in North Carolina's fiscal year without a new budget, so the Legislature is trying to complete a stopgap spending plan to buy some time.Posted — Updated
The House scheduled debate Monday night on a so-called "continuing resolution" that directs how Gov. Bev Perdue and state agencies can spend while there's no final budget in place.
Senior budget writers from both chambers said Monday afternoon that they were reviewing a proposed plan. Still, it's unlikely the plan will go up for a vote and be approved before July 1.
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