Senate GOP will tweak House budget – Raleigh News & Observer

The House has not formally passed its $19.3 billion budget, but Senate Republicans know already they want some trims.

Republican legislators were talking about changes to the House proposal even before the floor debate began Tuesday.

The budget passed a preliminary House vote by a veto-proof 72-47 tally. Shortly before the vote, at least three people were removed from the gallery and handcuffed after they began chanting, “Money for jobs and education, not to bail out corporations.” Companions identified the three as students and members of the group N.C. Defend Education Coalition.

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