NC Democrats Agree To Spending, Tax Framework

Lawmakers are making progress on a North Carolina state government budget deal.

House and Senate Democrats tentatively agreed Friday morning to broad spending and taxing parameters through mid-2011. The plan is to spend $18.9 billion in state funds this year while raising $990 million in new taxes.

One of the negotiators, Rep. Bill Owens of Pasquotank County, said it's great news but cautions that line-by-line expense items still must be worked out. Sen. Dan Clodfelter of Mecklenburg County says a tax plan has yet to be worked out.

The state is still operating on a temporary spending measure that expires July 15 because the final plan isn't finished.

The Legislature would have to extend that stopgap measure if no deal is reached before then.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 11, 2009 at 01:42 PM
    Buzz, I am with you brother! Anyone that votes these idiots into another term, is an idiot. Why would people vote themselves a paycutt then gripe about it? It ain't about you, its about them. As long as you vote them in, new taxes and higher taxes on what exists. They are taxing the poor and lower class that smoke. Yep, no new taxes? liars. All of them. If they become elected again, you will hear a side of OSOC you have never seen as I am tired of these idiots including the governor. She is just an Easley continuium. And, some of you idiots voted straight democratic ticket. Well, don't blog here, we don't want to hear it. You did it to yourself. Derek and Ank, weight in please, dying to hear your side defend our country and our states bankruptcy. I am sure you have a liberal, party reponse like this is Bush's fault. Well, Bush ain't your president, Obama is and Purdue is your governor. Waiting. Get some koolaide first, I am sure you will need it.
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Jul 11, 2009 at 08:22 AM
    Every one that posts on this website has had to cut back, less trips to a favorite restuarant, less mileage, Etc. . . If we took up a collection and paid of the state debt today, this time next year the state would be broke AGAIN. They have NO control over fiscal policy, and besides, they have never seen a social issue that they didnt love. Put the brakes on spending, cut out the junk. And to the next issue- WE are all FOOLS is we see to re-electing ANY setting politician. These guys need to fear for thier job just like everyone else. Buzz saying peace out on a luvly NC Saturday morn-
  • by P on Jul 11, 2009 at 04:55 AM
    They ought to deduct whats its costing the state in overtime from the legislatures pay to get them to move their behinds!
  • by P on Jul 11, 2009 at 04:54 AM
    Tony Rand State Senator legal eagle from Cumberland County whose son is in the government legal system himself is being recommended by Kay Hagan a US Senator from NC for a promotion. Do I see a conflict of interest here? Is there some insider trading going on? This needs some checking out!
  • by hope Location: NC on Jul 10, 2009 at 08:19 PM
    Define "taxing parameters"
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Jul 10, 2009 at 08:08 PM
    As the title indicates: "NC Democrats agree to Spending" that really comes as a great surprise!!!

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