Tag:senate budget

  • Senate passes General Fund budget by veto-proof margin

    After roughly two hours of debate, Thursday evening the Republican-led Senate passed a $22.9 billion General Fund budget for the 2017-19 fiscal cycle by an initial 34-15 party-line vote, more than the 30 votes that would be needed to override a veto by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Discussions of…

  • Larger Teacher Pay Raises, Faster Tax Cuts in Senate Budget

    RALEIGH — Early Friday morning, the state Senate approved its version of the $22.2 billion General Fund budget, setting the stage for negotiations with the House on a spending plan that legislative leaders hope will be completed before the new fiscal year begins on July 1. The final 26-13 vote,…