Closed Door Meeting, No Budget Breakthrough
Governor Pat McCrory met with Senate Republicans Tuesday to try to narrow their differences over budget adjustments meant to be in place three weeks ago. McCrory's office and a top budget negotiator confirmed the 90-minute visit.
But, Senator Harry Brown says McCrory and senators did not have a breakthrough in the closed-door gathering. The Jacksonville Republican says the governor and lawmakers proposed potential compromises to end the delays preventing the budget's completion.
The governor and Senate Republicans don't see eye-to-eye on the size of teacher pay raises, the future of teacher assistants or Medicaid.