Federal rescue – Winston Salem Journal

Congress may have arrived just in time to save the North Carolina budget from some draconian midyear cuts.

The U.S. House yesterday followed the Senate’s lead and voted to provide badly needed help to states. North Carolina will receive almost $300 million for schools and $343 million for Medicaid. The two appropriations would eliminate most of the need to implement a series of contingency plans that could have led to the loss of 4,500 education jobs and cuts throughout already depleted state agencies.

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