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The price tag on the teacher raise in the NC General Assembly budget is $282 million. It comes from cuts to health and welfare programs and other state spending, covering ongoing expenses on a short-term basis with one-time funding, and shifting teachers’ longevity pay into their salary schedule.
Here’s an overview of the $21.25billion state spending plan.
A new four-year tuition guideline would cap tuition increases at 5 percent a year, but UNC campuses won’t be able to devote more than 15 percent of tuition revenue to financially needy students.

State lawmakers are unable to bridge disagreements about how to force Duke Energy to clean up its 33 coal ash sites as time runs out on the legislative session, leaving open the possibility that one of the year's top legislative priorities may be delayed for months.

A state audit of the troubled NCTracks program, which manages Medicaid payments, says its failure to be federally certified could cost the state millions of dollars.

The wife of a former East Gaston High School wrestling coach charged with molesting team members told a jury on Thursday that she and her husband interacted closely with wrestlers and their families who often visited in their home.

The movie about the life of South Carolina native James Brown opens nationwide Friday.

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