State Budget Goes to House
The historic House in the Horseshoe is back in the proposed state budget, but the fate of Samarkand Youth Development Center remains uncertain.
That was the situation as of today, but the compromise budget announced Tuesday by the Republican legislative leadership must still be adopted by the House of Representatives. Another unknown is whether Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue may veto the measure.
Still to be determined is the level of funding provided to the historic site.
District Attorney Maureen Krueger has been advised that the new budget will cut between 55 and 151 positions across the state, and she does not yet know how those cuts will affect her staff in the 19D Prosecutorial District serving Moore County.
“Tomorrow is going to be a very long day,” said state Rep. Jamie Boles in a telephone interview this morning.
Boles said the House is scheduled to vote on the new budget today and to remain in session until after midnight to take a final vote Saturday morning. Such overnight sessions are rare but are arranged to comply with legislative voting requirements. The Senate took its final vote Thursday.
For more on this story, see Friday's print edition of The Pilot.
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