North Carolina’s budget has yet to be passed by the General Assembly, and the logjam is leaving Medicaid expansion in the lurch.
North Carolina Gov. Cooper isn't sold on tax-cut restrictions by Republicans still finalizing budget
North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said on Tuesday he's skeptical that an apparent tax agreement by Republican legislative leaders within a state budget that's still being negotiated would over time protect revenues to fund pressing needs within government.
North Carolina Republicans say they are closing in on a state budget deal, with top House and Senate leaders acknowledging an income tax agreement has been reached that would lower rates on individuals more deeply than current law directs.
“I have watched these folks work so hard all day long, and at 3:30 when our school dismisses, slip into the restroom to put on their uniform or to freshen up and head straight to their second jobs. Many times they would work till 9, 10, 11 o'clock at night and sacrifice time with their families in order to help and educate our kids.”
The proposal for Winston-Salem’s next budget will go before the mayor and city council Tuesday with additional pay included for police.
A state government budget proposal from North Carolina Senate Republicans received initial approval in their chamber on Wednesday, outlining a plan that spends the same amount as a competing House measure but differs on priorities, tax details and a host of policy prescriptions.
North Carolina Senate Republicans revealed their proposed two-year state government budget proposal Monday, one that would further reduce personal income taxes but offer less generous pay raises for workers compared to what their House counterparts sought.
North Carolina House Republicans unveiled a two-year state government spending proposal Wednesday that would offer sizeable raises for teachers compared to recent years while earmarking billions of dollars for infrastructure and health care.
North Carolina's Democratic governor released his state government spending plan on Wednesday that would increase spending by 20% over the next two years, double the increase favored by Republican majorities in the House and Senate.