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Senate Expected To Give Budget Final Approval Today

After passing budget, General Assembly could wrap up session and adjourn Saturday

North Carolina legislative building
North Carolina legislative building

By a 33-16 vote, Tuesday evening the state Senate approved the $22.34 billion General Fund budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year. A final vote is scheduled Wednesday.

For highlights of the budget, follow this link.

The House may take up the spending measure as early as tomorrow. While House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, said Monday he expected the House to remain in session through part of next week, Tuesday on the House floor Moore said it’s possible the short session could adjourn on Saturday.