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NC Senate unveils more budget provisions

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Senate Republicans are offering more details about their proposed adjustments to the two-year North Carolina government spending plan approved last summer.

Senate leader Phil Berger's office announced more provisions Wednesday night in a measure that would spend more than $21 billion for the year starting July 1. Berger said earlier Wednesday there would be significant raises for veteran teachers who agree to give up their earned job protections.

The Senate would again try to move the State Bureau of Investigation and the state crime lab out of the Attorney General's Office and to the Department of Public Safety. Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper opposes the moves. Republicans also want to create a new entity that ultimately would run Medicaid.

The Senate's budget bill will be heard in three committees Thursday.

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