House, Senate leaders announce budget deal, expect final vote this weekend

N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger announced in an afternoon news conference that they’ve reached a deal on the next state budget. They expect senators to vote on the plan Wednesday and Thursday, with the House following suit Friday and Saturday. The budget would then head to Gov. Beverly Perdue for her signature or veto.

Tillis says he expects enough “yes” votes from Democrats to secure a veto-proof majority. When pressed, he admitted he did not have commitments from Democrats to support a potential veto override. Tillis also said he hoped there would be no need to resort to an override vote.

David Bass will have more details soon at To watch the full 27:36 news conference, click play below.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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