Bonds, primaries, Medicaid addressed before adjournment


Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – North Carolina lawmakers look to be on a glide path to adjourn this year’s extended session by Sept. 30 since three months of intense negotiations have ended with a final budget law signed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

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Prominent legislation still considered a priority is pending, but some measures have been negotiated by House and Senate Republicans while budget talks went on late this summer and already are in the queue.

The Legislature is expected to debate this coming week on compromise measures that overhaul how the state pays for Medicaid services for patients and expanded economic recruitment incentives.

Legislative leaders also say they will work out details on a $2 billion bond referendum and changing dates for next year’s primaries. All primaries appear headed to occur March 15.

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