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Senate officially rejects NC House budget proposal

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

A top state Senate budget-writer says differences with the House over Medicaid spending and the state lottery must first be resolved in negotiations for a final updated North Carolina spending plan.

Sen. Harry Brown of Jacksonville made the comments Monday night after the Senate formally rejected the House version of budget adjustments for the fiscal year starting July 1. The House passed its proposal late last week. The Senate approved their own about two weeks ago.

Brown says the two chambers are about $250 million apart on Medicaid spending, with the Senate setting aside more. He also says Senate Republicans don't have much appetite for seeking extra lottery money as the House did by expanding advertising.

The Senate plans two days of budget committees this week to review the differences.

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