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Neighbors on Call's Weekly Policy Update for 11/22/21

The State Budget

On Thursday Governor Cooper signed the delayed North Carolina state budget into law. The $25.9 billion budget passed the NC House earlier that day with a 101-10 vote and the NC Senate on Wednesday with a 41-7 vote. Key elements of the approved budget include the following:

  • Governance

  • Limits on executive branch power previously vetoed by Governor Cooper as separate laws, including limiting the governor’s emergency powers and shifting the power to settle lawsuits from the attorney general’s office to the legislature

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