NC House passes resolution to fund government through August 31

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- With still no deal on a state budget, the North Carolina House of Representatives has passed a continuing resolution funding the government at current levels through August 31.

"I am very encouraged by recent discussions with Senate leaders and confident that we will reach a final budget agreement very soon," said Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) on Wednesday.

A first continuing resolution took effect July 1 but expires this Friday night.

The Senate still has to sign off on an extension. The bill also would go to Gov. Pat McCrory.

Unlike the current temporary measure, this bill also allows the executive branch to cover some economic incentive payments.

A key step to passing the actual budget remains unmet - Republicans haven't agreed on how much money to spend this year.

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