General Assembly Approves State Budget

General Assembly Passes State Budget

RALEIGH, NC -- The North Carolina General Assembly has finished voting on its two-year state government spending plan. The measure's next stop is Gov. Roy Cooper's desk, where he'll be hard pressed not to veto it.

The House gave its final approval Thursday to the budget bill by a vote of 77-38. The Senate completed its voting Wednesday.

Cooper and fellow Democrats have blasted the Republicans' budget agreement as irresponsible and a failure because it doesn't provide enough education funding and gives tax cuts to the wealthy and to corporations.

Cooper has 10 days to act on the budget. In a statement, Cooper's spokesman says the governor will announce his plans in the coming days and repeated Cooper's criticisms.

Republican majorities are large enough to override a Cooper veto.

© 2017 Associated Press


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