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State Budget

Biofuels Center of NC closing doors after funding cut in state budget

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A nonprofit the state created five years ago to develop locally grown biofuels will close its doors Oct. 31. Full story...
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State budget would change environmental commissions

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The proposed North Carolina budget would change the way two environmental commissions operate, ending the terms of nearly all the members on both the Environmental Management Commission and the Coastal Resources Commission by July 31. Full story...
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NC lawmakers give state budget preliminary OK

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North Carolina legislators are taking their first votes on a proposed budget of nearly $21 billion to fund state operations for this year. Full story...
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NC House GOP plans budget votes next week

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House Republicans plan to have their version of a North Carolina state government budget finished by the end of next week. That would give them and Senate GOP leaders two weeks to attempt to negotiate a final deal before the new fiscal year begins July 1. Full story...
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Perdue proposes 2013 budget

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video With little more than two weeks remaining in her term, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue submitted her state budget proposal for the next fiscal year. Full story...
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NC legislators nearing unemployment debt proposal

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New Republican leaders at the Legislature vowed last year to rid North Carolina of its $2 billion-plus debt to the federal government for unemployment benefits and put the state system on firm financial footing. Full story...
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House to vote on possible override of Perdue's veto of state budget bill

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The North Carolina House plans to vote after midnight on whether to override Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of the state government budget bill. Full story...
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NC Senate gives tentative OK to budget bill

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The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a state government spending plan for next year that Democrats claim will harm public education and health care programs for the poor. Full story...
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House agrees on Republican penned budget

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The House has tentatively agreed to a $19 billion plus budget bill for next year, penned by Republicans, that would let expire a pair of temporary tax increases and received some Democratic support. Full story...
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House Republicans seek to finish step in NC budget

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House Republicans in North Carolina say they're almost ready to clear a key hurdle in the formation of a budget for the next two years that cuts more than $1 billion more than Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue proposed. Full story...
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Winter storms taking toll on state budget

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Gov. Beverly Perdue told reporters Tuesday at a Department of Transportation maintenance yard in Raleigh the state already has spent about $26 million of the $30 million set aside this fiscal year for storm-related recovery activities Full story...
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Governor wants to cut $1 billion from budget

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video Most state agencies would have spending cut an additional 5 to 7 percent starting in July, except for education. Full story...
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State budget about ready for approval

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videoThe much-delayed state budget is ready for the Governor's signature. After weeks of going back and forth, the House and Senate cast their final votes. Governor Perdue says she will approve the budget by the end of the week. Full story...
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State budget vote today

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We could finally have a state budget by the end of the week. The House and Senate gave preliminary approval to the $19 billion spending plan yesterday with a final vote scheduled today. Full story...
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R.C. Soles sees state budget go "back to square one"

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There is still no state budget as lawmakers are "back to square one" in the words of Senator RC Soles. Soles said the process had to start over after Governor Bev Perdue "strongly hinted"...

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