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N.C. House holding public hearing on state budget

Posted May 24, 2010 4:03 a.m. EDT
Updated May 24, 2010 10:16 a.m. EDT

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— House members are likely to get an earful from advocates and voters during a public hearing seeking input on what they should put in or keep out of North Carolina's budget for the coming years.

The House Appropriations Committee scheduled a statewide public hearing from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday at North Carolina State University's McKimmon Center.

Community colleges in Sylva, Charlotte and Bladen County will serve as video conferencing sites.

The event also will be streamed on the Internet. The public also can send e-mails and letters making suggestions until Tuesday.

The House is considering changes to the Senate's $19 billion budget approved last week. House Democrats are aiming to approve their version by June 4.