Daily Tax Report: State

North Carolina Budget Impasse Stretches On, Sets New Record

Nov. 1, 2019, 1:22 PM

North Carolina’s four month-long budget impasse will continue after lawmakers adjourned without a final spending plan in place.

Gov. Roy Cooper (D) vetoed the budget bill June 28 because he said it contained the “wrong priorities” and lacked the Medicaid expansion he wanted. The Republican-controlled state House of Representatives overrode the veto on Sept. 11—in what Democrats panned as a sneaky vote—but the Senate didn’t hold its vote before adjourning late Oct. 31.

North Carolina has been operating on temporary and piecemeal spending plans since the fiscal year began July 1, with health care coverage and teacher pay still sticking...

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