NC continues to hammer out budget

August 1, 2009 3:41:54 PM PDT
Budget staffers are working through the weekend trying to hammer out final details.They set up shop at the legislative building in Raleigh Saturday afternoon.

House and Senate Democrats reached a tentative agreement on Friday night, which calls for spending roughly $19 billion for the fiscal year that started July 1.

Officials said public schools were the final sticking point.

The plan gives districts their usual funding to hire Kindergarten through sixth grade teachers. But they'll likely be required to make cuts impacting grades seven through 12.

A vote could come as early next week.


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