N.C. Senate puts forth its budget – NewsObserver.com

BY LYNN BONNER, MICHAEL BIESECKER AND BRUCE SICELOFF – STAFF WRITERS
Tags: politics | North Carolina | state budget | cutbacks | state Senate | Gov. Bev Perdue
The Senate’s $19.4 billion budget officially introduced Tuesday failed to win over Democrats in the legislature or Gov. Bev Perdue, who continued to reject proposed education cuts.

The education budget remains a key sticking point, even though Senate Republicans added a little more than $140 million than the House proposed, bringing the total for K-12 public schools, community colleges and the UNC system to $10.7 billion.

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