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General Assembly Considers Caps On Spending And Income Tax

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The state Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment to limit income taxes and year-by-year spending increases.

Supporters say it ensures responsible spending. Opponents say it threatens the state’s triple-A bond rating.

Meanwhile, lawmakers have given themselves two more weeks to pass a final budget for the next two years. At issue is whether to maintain or cut funding for teacher assistants.

Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC reporter Reema Khrais about the latest from Raleigh.

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
Will Michaels is WUNC's General Assignment Reporter and fill-in host for "Morning Edition"
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