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New draft of NC state budget gives insights into legislators’ plans
The News & Observer has obtained a copy of a state budget draft ahead of a possible long-awaited vote this week by state lawmakers. Republicans have kept budget details behind closed doors for months while negotiations between House and Senate Republican leaders on a range of issues dragged on throughout the summer, notably on whether to include controversial legislation to sanction the opening of four new casinos and legalize the use of video lottery terminals.