Plans on North Carolina House budget proposal taking shape

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans are preparing to discuss publicly what adjustments they want to the second year of the current two-year state budget.

Several House committees scheduled meetings Thursday to unveil draft spending proposals covering broad categories of state government for the new year starting July 1. Committee members are expected to consider amendments from Democrats and Republicans before forwarding their work to the chamber’s top budget-writers.

The committee meetings are part of the House’s plan to get a complete spending bill approved by the end of next week. That will require more committee work and two recorded votes on the House floor. Then it’ll be the Senate’s turn to pass a competing proposal.

The two chambers already have agreed to limit spending to about $22.3 billion next year.

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