Tax, budget issues extend NC legislative session

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on July 7, 2013 at 12:56 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Republicans at the North Carolina legislature have a long list of unresolved issues to tackle before they can wrap up this year's session. 

The Republican-dominated General Assembly returns to Raleigh this week without a final budget that was due by July 1, because GOP leaders haven't settled on a tax overhaul they pledged to implement. 

House and Senate Republicans also have to resolve differences on bills addressing fracking and gun rights. Bills on immigration, state regulatory panels and a multimillion-dollar land dispute with the city of Raleigh, meanwhile, look to have lost momentum. 

Legislative leaders are feeling pressure from Gov. Pat McCrory to wrap up their work soon.  Weekly protests held by GOP opponents at the Legislative Building are also attracting negative publicity.
 

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