Politics & Government

June 26, 2014 8:04 PM

House, Senate political theater leads to little progress on budget bill

House lawmakers unanimously approved a new education-focused spending plan despite ardent opposition from the Senate, while senators spent hours grilling McCrory administration officials on the state budget. The Republican crossfire, encapsulated in a four-hour span of political theater Thursday, illustrated the lingering divide among the party’s leaders on how to rework the state’s $21 billion budget.

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