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Monday, May 16, 2016
By Kay Castillo, Director of Advocacy, Policy, and Legislation
Despite little activity at the NC General Assembly, legislators rushed to file bills ahead of Wednesday’s deadline. On Thursday, House leaders released portions of the budget in appropriation subcommittees.
House Releases Part of Budget
On Thursday, Appropriation committees met to discuss parts of the House budget. Though no mention of state employee pay raises or cost of living adjustments for retirees was given, we anticipate the full budget to be released on Monday, May 16th. No new money was given for mental health services in jails and prisons (similar to the Governor’s budget) and many items listed below were below what the Governor gave in his budget.
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