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State Budget

McCrory signs $21.1 billion budget into law

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a North Carolina state government budget bill that raises teacher and state employee salaries significantly for the first time in years. Full story...
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Teacher turned actress feels pressure from state budget debates

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videoAshley Mewborn left teaching because she said she was forced to work three jobs to make ends meet. Now with film incentives still in the air... "Here we go again," Mewborn said. She's worried her new career might start presenting challenges that are all too familiar. Full story...

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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