NC Legislature returns to work, met by protesters

NC Legislature returns to work, met by protesters Wednesday

May 16, 2012 1:50:13 PM PDT
The North Carolina Legislature began its budget-adjusting session Wednesday by getting right to work on closing this year's Medicaid shortfall and considering changes to annexation and gambling laws.

The Senate scheduled afternoon committees to consider a $205 million plan to eliminate the Medicaid gap and to change laws needed for the Cherokee Indians to offer live dealer games at its casino.

Legislators arrived to protesters representing liberal and union groups who banged on pots and pans to express anger with Republican policies. Many were still unhappy with the Legislature allowing a referendum on gay marriage that voters passed last week.

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