Late NC budget to take longer as GOP, Cooper seek consensus
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina General Assembly is two months late on finalizing a two-year budget.
The challenge is disentangling competing state spending plans from the House and Senate.
Republican leaders equipped with their own agreed-to plan will then aim to reach a compromise with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who could sign or veto it.
Cooper and the GOP-controlled legislature are likely to spar over tax cuts, teacher and state employee pay and education spending.
A top Senate leader says he doesn’t expect a resolution before the end of September.
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