More changes are ahead to the North Carolina House state government budget before it hits the floor for debate in an effort to satisfy Republican lawmakers unhappy with fees, tax credits and higher spending.
House GOP leaders scheduled another committee meeting Thursday to make changes to the two-year spending plan originally expected to spend more than $22 billion annually.
Rules Committee Chairman David Lewis says a new version of the budget will reduce those proposed spending increases by $250 million, most in the first year. He says Division of Motor Vehicles fees anticipated to go up by 50 percent will be scaled back, as will tax credits.
The changes come as conservative groups have urged lawmakers to oppose the original plan.
Floor debate is now expected to begin Thursday afternoon.
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