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NC Gov. Cooper unveiling second-year budget recommendations

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The North Carolina government budget process is starting up again as Gov. Roy Cooper unveils his recommendations for the next fiscal year. The Democratic governor scheduled a Wednesday news conference to discuss adjustments he’d like the General Assembly to make to the second year of a two-year budget that was just approved in November. The legislative session begins next week. Cooper agreed to sign the two-year plan although it contained many Republican priorities on tax cuts and policy changes that he opposed. The legislative and executive branches agree the state should have $6 billion more revenue than anticipated thanks to a strong economy.