|State Senate Passes Budget|
|Written by Adam Hicks|
|Monday, 13 April 2009 08:25|
The North Carolina Senate passed a budget that Senator Steve Goss says, “fits these tough economic times.”
The Senate budget was approved with a 32-16 vote.
Goss said the budget cuts state spending but will protect jobs, education and the health and safety of North Carolinians.
Items of interest included in the 2009 budget are around $150 million allocated to Appalachian State University, nearly $950 million for construction and maintenance of highways, and over $2.5 billion for the Division of Medical Assistance.
The budget passed by the Senate can be seen by clicking here > http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2009/Bills/Senate/PDF/S202v3.pdf.
The House of Representatives will now consider the budget.
Goss said he welcomes any feedback regarding the budget. As previously reported, Goss and Representative Cullie Tarleton will be in Watauga County to listen to constituents this weekend. Goss can also be reached at (828) 265-2943.
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