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NC Senate releases budget proposal

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The Republican-led Senate is giving the public its first glimpse into the chamber's North Carolina budget proposal for the next two years.

Senate leader Phil Berger's office issued a news release Sunday evening highlighting the spending plan that would spend $20.6 billion next year — essentially the same as Gov. Pat McCrory's budget proposal for next year.

Numbers provided by Berger show spending in major categories would be mostly flat except for health and human services and natural and economic resources. Medicaid spending would grow 11 percent compared to this year.

Republicans also want to shift the State Bureau of Investigation from the oversight of Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper to an agency under McCrory's purview.

More budget details were expected soon.


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