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Representative Chuck McGrady Weighs In On Final Budget

NC General Assembly; State Legislature.
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The North Carolina legislature gave final approval to a $21.7 billion budget early Friday morning. The vote ended a stalemate that pushed budget negotiations three months past their original deadline. The final deal maintains funding for teacher assistants, cuts the income tax rate to 5.5 percent and expands the sales tax. 

Gov. Pat McCrory says he supports the spending plan. Rep. Chuck McGrady (R-Henderson) served as a lead budget writer and though some are saying the Senate "won" the negotiations, McGrady said the House got its share of priorities in the deal.

Host Frank Stasio talks to McGrady about the state’s final budget.

Will Michaels is WUNC's General Assignment Reporter and fill-in host for "Morning Edition"
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.
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