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NC House Speaker: Budget, New Maps Are Goals For October

North Carolina General Assembly

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore says Republican legislative leaders are aiming to finalize a North Carolina state budget and complete redistricting by the end of October. He spoke to reporters on Wednesday at the Legislative Building. Moore says he was hopeful House and Senate Republican budget writers would get a compromise spending plan to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper next week. The General Assembly wouldn’t vote on that plan. But it would serve as a starting point for negotiations with Cooper. Moore said later Wednesday he was hopeful the legislature could complete this year’s session by the end of next month.