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North Carolina Lawmakers Need To Approve Stopgap Spending Plan

Time's running out in North Carolina's fiscal year without a new budget, so the Legislature is trying to complete a stopgap spending plan to buy some time.

The House scheduled debate Monday night on a so-called "continuing resolution" that directs how Gov. Beverly Perdue and state agencies can spend while there's no final budget in place.

Once the bill passes the House, it will return to the Senate. There may be some negotiating because the House plan would give lawmakers two extra weeks to work out a two-year deal. The Senate plan proposed no deadline.

The temporary spending proposal needs to get to Perdue quickly because the new fiscal year begins Wednesday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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