Senator Don Davis pushing Senate to support Eastern NC and Vidant
Senator Don Davis is calling on the Senate to support Eastern North Carolina.
Davis is asking Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and Senate Conferees to remove a budget that would cut $35 million from Vidant Medical Center.
In a press release, Senator Davis said, "Now that all parties have agreed to come together for mediation, we must settle this unease in our part of the state. I am hopeful that much of this will be worked out soon."
A conference committee has been organized to negotiate a compromise budget, and negotiations are ongoing. Mediation between the UNC Board of Governors, ECU, and Vidant is set for June 18th and 19th, and lawmakers are working toward voting on a compromise budget by the end of next week.