House Budget http://wunc.org en Senate, House Agree On Medicaid Spending In Game-Changing Budget Meeting http://wunc.org/post/senate-house-agree-medicaid-spending-game-changing-budget-meeting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>After weeks of almost no budget talks, state lawmakers finally agreed to break their deadlock. &nbsp;At a public conference committee meeting on Wednesday, they openly negotiated their adjustments to the two-year budget plan and seemingly resolved differences over Medicaid funding.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:06:42 +0000 Reema Khrais 38340 at http://wunc.org Senate, House Agree On Medicaid Spending In Game-Changing Budget Meeting Gov. McCrory And NC House Leaders Try To Speed Up Budget Talks With Education Plan http://wunc.org/post/gov-mccrory-and-nc-house-leaders-try-speed-budget-talks-education-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State House Republicans are teaming up with Governor Pat McCrory to help speed up slow budget talks. Legislators are supposed to make adjustments to the two-year state budget by July </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but progress has been sluggish. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Representatives say they want to at least pass a scaled-down spending plan that focuses on teacher pay. It would give teachers an average five-percent raise without relying on funds from the lottery.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:39:56 +0000 Reema Khrais 37947 at http://wunc.org Gov. McCrory And NC House Leaders Try To Speed Up Budget Talks With Education Plan State Lawmakers Begin Budget Negotiations With Looming Deadline http://wunc.org/post/state-lawmakers-begin-budget-negotiations-looming-deadline <p>Senate and House leaders are expected to begin meeting in conference committees this week to make adjustments to the two-year budget plan.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They have until June </span>30<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to resolve differences and send their spending plan to Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:47:32 +0000 Reema Khrais 37868 at http://wunc.org State Lawmakers Begin Budget Negotiations With Looming Deadline NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 16 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-stories-we-re-following-week-monday-june-16 <p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:42:50 +0000 Jorge Valencia 37329 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 16 House Lawmakers Tentatively Pass Budget Plan http://wunc.org/post/house-lawmakers-tentatively-pass-budget-plan <p>Lawmakers in the state House have tentatively passed a 21 billion dollar budget plan. It would give teachers average 5-percent raises and state employees flat $1,000 raises, plus benefits.</p><p>Last night, lawmakers amended their budget plan with a provision that would provide grants to the film industry. And they continued debating the wisdom of relying on money from the lottery for funding.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:53:55 +0000 Jessica Jones 37198 at http://wunc.org House Lawmakers Tentatively Pass Budget Plan House Budget Proposes Looking To Lottery Sales To Pay For Teacher Raises http://wunc.org/post/house-budget-proposes-looking-lottery-sales-pay-teacher-raises <div><p>State House Republicans released a proposed budget on Tuesday that is significantly different than the Senate's spending plan in terms of education. House leaders say they want to give all public school teachers raises without making them give up their job protections.</p><p>They're also looking to pull from lottery money to pay for those raises, instead of making cuts to public education.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:21:04 +0000 Reema Khrais 37049 at http://wunc.org House Budget Proposes Looking To Lottery Sales To Pay For Teacher Raises NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 9 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-stories-we-re-following-week-monday-june-9 <p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jorge Valencia 36897 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 9 NC General Assembly Summary: Tuesday, June 4 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-summary-tuesday-june-4 <p>The State House of Representatives is putting together its budget proposal. Here's a summary of that story and others from the General Assembly on Tuesday:<br /><br />Members of the House are focusing on their budget proposal for the fiscal year. Yesterday, they had their first formal public hearings on subjects like transportation, health care and education. They’ll likely be busy with these deliberations through next week.<br /> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:41:07 +0000 Jorge Valencia 36667 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Summary: Tuesday, June 4 U.S. House Reaches Bipartisan Budget Compromise http://wunc.org/post/us-house-reaches-bipartisan-budget-compromise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Yesterday the United States House of Representatives reached a two-year budget agreement with concessions on both sides.</p><p>The GOP doesn’t touch entitlements and the Democrats get no new taxes. Host Frank Stasio talks to <a href="http://news14.com/">News Channel 14’s </a>Washington reporter Geoffrey Bennett, and Scott Mooneyham, editor for<a href="http://www.ncinsider.com/"> NC Insider</a>.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:50:49 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 27352 at http://wunc.org U.S. House Reaches Bipartisan Budget Compromise Wright School Faces Budget Axe http://wunc.org/post/wright-school-faces-budget-axe <p>Lawmakers will make many choices when they decide on a final state budget in the coming days. One of them will be whether or not to keep open<a href="http://www.wrightschool.org/"> the Wright School</a>, a residential facility in Durham that treats children from across the state who have serious emotional and behavioral disorders. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 08:15:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 17640 at http://wunc.org Wright School Faces Budget Axe