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House passes $22.34 billion General Fund budget

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By a 91-22 margin, the state House early Friday afternoon passed the General Fund budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which opened today.

The House vote followed the Senate’s approval earlier in the week — largely by party-line vote — of the budget conference report earlier in the week.

The budget now heads to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature.

The Senate has placed a resolution on its afternoon calendar calling for adjournment at the end of the day, but it’s uncertain if the House will agree to do so.

For highlights from the General Fund budget, click here.