Greetings From Raleigh 6-24-05
Following last week's passage of the House budget, which was rejected by the Senate on Monday night, Speaker Jim Black (D-Mecklenburg) appointed members to the House Budget Conference Committee. House conferees will work with members of the Senate to iron out the differences between the two spending plans. Legislators remain hopeful that agreement on a final budget proposal can be reached and passed by both legislative chambers before the start of the new fiscal year on July 1; however, they know it will take a lot of work and compromise to do that before the end of next week.
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