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Lawmakers Prepare for Lengthy Budget Negotiation

RALEIGH—State lawmakers are getting ready to settle in and begin what is anticipated to be a very lengthy budget negotiation.

Before it starts, the House Finance Committee is digging into the expansive proposal they were sent by the Senate. There are a lot of questions, and a lot of concern.

“This is a major discussion, we are fundamentally transforming if you will, the economy of North Carolina,” said Rep. Jason Saine, a Lincoln County Republican.

The budget bill approved by the state Senate last week, not only includes a spending proposal for the state, but also tax reform, incentive proposals, and a Medicaid overhaul.

On Tuesday, the House Finance Committee tackled some of the tax issues with much angst expressed over a proposal that would change how sales is distributed.  Read the full article here.

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