May 4

Senate, House Agree to $22.225 Billion Budget Spending Level

Legislative leaders announced Wednesday they have reached agreement on a $22.225 billion spending level for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 state budget.

In the coming weeks, the House and Senate will pass budget proposals that limit spending to $22.225 billion, which represents a prudent 2.26 percent spending increase over last year’s budget.

Sen. Harry Brown (R-Onslow) and Rep. Nelson Dollar (R-Wake), co-chairmen of the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations/Base Budget, issued the following joint statement:

“This fiscally sound and sustainable spending target will enable us to fund our shared priorities without repeating the excessive spending binges we saw under Democrats – and it is an important step to quickly passing a final budget.”

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