North Carolina budget

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed the Republican-proposed state budget, though his veto will likely be swiftly overridden. Meanwhile, an 18-year-old has been charged with the Memorial Day shooting that left one person dead and another injured. And, a Morganton man has been sentenced to life in prison for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism.

The North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia pizzeria has been sentenced to 4 year in prison. Meanwhile, North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger says legislators "will quickly override" Gov. Roy Cooper should he chose to veto the Republican-backed budget. And, Duke Energy is moving forward with its request to raise rates by 15 percent for 1.3 million North Carolina customers.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a new law that closes loopholes in the state's Freedom of Information Act. Meanwhile, the North Carolina House of Representatives remains on track toward getting its state budget bill approved by the end of the week. And, a North Carolina elections worker has been indicted on charges she altered the voter registrations of roughly 250 convicted felons. Here are some of WFAE's afternoon headlines.

North Carolina General Assembly

The leaders of North Carolina's House of Representatives had hoped to unveil their state budget sometime this week. But hashing out their spending plan is taking a bit longer than expected.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants to increase state government spending next year by more than 5 percent, or $1.1 billion, and to issue about $350 million in new debt to renovate state buildings.

McCrory Releases More Details Of His Budget Plan

Apr 22, 2016

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory released more details Friday morning from his budget plan for the 2016-17 fiscal year that starts July 1. 


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Thursdays are usually busy days for lawmakers in Raleigh. It’s the day they wrap up their work for the week and head back to their districts. Today, though, the legislature will be very quiet.

NC Senate Releases Contentious Budget Proposal

Jun 15, 2015
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North Carolina General Assembly

North Carolina Senate leaders are gearing up for another budget battle with their counterparts in the state House and Governor Pat McCrory, even before releasing an actual budget document.


NC House Passes $22 Billion Budget

May 22, 2015
North Carolina General Assembly

Early Friday morning, North Carolina’s House of Representatives passed its $22 billion state budget. The final vote came just after 1 am. It capped off more than 9 hours of debate about the bill itself and nearly 50 amendments to the measure.

NC Economists Now Projecting Budget Surplus

May 6, 2015

After earlier projections that showed North Carolina may finish this fiscal year with a budget shortfall, state economists are now saying the state will come out ahead. A consensus forecast released Wednesday projects a surplus of $400 million or about 2 percent.

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