CPP: NC has a final budge proposal. What does it mean for WNC?

From Carolina Public Press:

The long, hot legislative summer of 2014 appears to be drawing to a close.

Two months after the North Carolina Senate passed a budget — and more than six weeks after the House signed off on its version — the two sides came to agreement this week on a $21.3 billion state spending plan.

A Medicaid shortfall and a promised teacher pay raise, the two big adjustments in this year’s spending plan, led to most of the six-week impasse and drew in an increasingly impatient Gov. Pat McCrory, who sided with House leaders on both key issues.

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