ROCKINGHAM — Council members on Tuesday unanimously passed the city’s budget for the next fiscal year of $18,459,060.

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RALEIGH — The Senate passed its version of a $23.9 billion 2019-20 budget amid sharp rhetoric that broke along partisan and regional divides.

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RALEIGH — The Senate’s proposed biennial General Fund budget includes the largest pay raises for state employees in more than a decade, but doesn’t include a cost-of-living increase for state retirees.

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RALEIGH — If the state budget process seems polarized now, just wait. It could get even more quarrelsome as lawmakers contemplate how their votes might affect 2020 political prospects.

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Although the North Carolina House has approved its version of a biennial budget, there’s a lot that North Carolinians can’t yet know about how much will be spent, and on what, over the next two years. But here’s something we can assume with near-certainty: Gov. Roy Cooper will veto it.

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RALEIGH — The House passed its $24.5 billion General Fund budget for 2019-20 by a 61-54 margin on Thursday, May 2, after spending three hours wrestling with 34 amendments.

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RALEIGH — The House proposed budget lowers some taxes, creates others, and cuts against the grain of past Republican efforts to prioritize savings reserves as a rainy day buttress to economic downturns and natural disasters.

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RALEIGH — Republican legislative leaders have reached agreement on a 2019-20 General Fund budget cap of slightly more than $24 billion, shaving about $500 million from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed spending plan.

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HAMLET — More than $20 million will be coming to Richmond County for education if Gov. Roy Cooper gets his way.

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ROCKINGHAM — A reviving landmark in Richmond County could get a multi-million dollar injection from the state if it survives the budget process.

Gov. Roy Cooper has included $8 million for the Rock Speedway and Entertainment Complex in his $25.2 million budget proposal.

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