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Republican-led Senate OKs $11.8 billion budget

Republican-led Senate OKs $11.8 billion budget

After that, House and Senate Republicans will hammer out a final budget bill to present to Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper, who has criticized the plans from both chambers. Lou D'Allesandro, D-Manchester, said of the revenue estimates. "As our economy rebounds, we must invest in our people to create good new jobs and more opportunities for middle-class families".

State economists anticipate a $580 million surplus during this fiscal year, leading to another $1.4 billion in collections for state government for the next two years, before the proposed tax reductions.

In contrast, Cooper wants to give permanent raises to all teachers.

Some of the cuts in the budget plan that has passed the Senate weren't included in the House plan, including cuts to food stamps, the Governor's School, the UNC School of Law and some education programs that the Senate cut out in a controversial 3 a.m. budget amendment.

"My guess is they don't want to help Trump".

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"There are ways the House budget is better than the Senate budget, and there are some ways that it's worse", Jackson said.

Rep. Michael Speciale, R-Craven, scoffed at the call to "do better".

Despite the more optimistic timeline in the House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has expressed doubt about whether tax reform can pass before the August recess.

The GOP majority used its muscle during more than four hours of debate to beat back numerous amendments offered by Democrats, including proposals to implement the Jordan Lake Rules, which have been on hold for several years, for pollution control in the lake, to fund a scholarship program for community college students and to invest $8.5 million over two years in rural broadband. "That's why we're in charge here and you're not". Major findings: Together these two would gut Medicaid by slashing it 45 percent by 2026.

Although GOP leaders agreed months ago to spend $22.9 billion overall in the budget's first year, the two chambers differ on dozens of line items and policy choices, as well the size and scope of employee and teacher raises. As stated in the article, "The tax cuts would particularly benefit the wealthiest Americans, as Trump has proposed cutting the estate tax, capital gains and business tax rates". Their motive? They don't want to support President Donald Trump. "We can not afford to do it at this time", he said in moving to table the proposal. A parliamentary challenge to Moore's ruling failed.


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