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Senate panel considers NC stop-gap spending plan

Published On: Jun 25 2013 06:53:37 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 25 2013 09:59:47 AM CDT
RALEIGH, WAKE COUNTY -

Lawmakers are making contingency plans since there's no state budget in place with less than a week to go before the North Carolina government year ends.

The Senate Appropriations Committee prepared to meet Tuesday morning to debate and vote on a stop-gap spending proposal that would keep funding government operations starting July 1 as budget talks continue. The Senate, House and Gov. Pat McCrory must agree on the temporary budget extension.

The proposal is needed because legislative leaders haven't made much progress in negotiating a final budget for the next two years. That's because they're trying to first to reach a deal on a tax overhaul, which will guide budget-writers on how much money they have to spend.