Gov. Roy Cooper Vetoes Final Draft of NC State Budget

Gov. Roy Cooper Vetoes Final Draft of NC State Budget

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Our state budget’s final draft has been vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper. The 2-year budget came across his desk on Thursday. Cooper held a press conference about his decision on the budget. He also took to Twitter, saying that the proposed budget doesn’t address teacher pay or expanding Medicaid.

A compromise proposal is expected to be drafted and submitted in two weeks.

The final draft included this funding for local projects here in Pitt & Lenoir County:

$215 million for Construction of new Brody School of Medicine

$28 million for Research at Brody School of Medicine

Vidant Medical Center Reinstatement

New Investigator position for Pitt County District Attorney

$100,000 for Pitt County Pre-Trial Release

$14 million for State Capital Infrastructure Funding for Lenoir County Public Schools

$11.8 million for State Capital Infrastructure Funding for Lenoir Community College

$2.5 million for Eastern NC Food Commercialization Center

$550,000 for Lenoir County Courthouse Renovations

$150,000 for Lenoir County Public Schools

$53,000 for Lenoir County for Ditch Clean Out Project

 

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