The General Assembly's new state budget just landed on Governor Cooper's desk, with a resounding thud. The plan received final approval Thursday. Now, the governor has 10 days to sign the budget, veto it, or do nothing and have it take affect when that time runs out.
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The North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia pizzeria has been sentenced to 4 year in prison. Meanwhile, North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger says legislators "will quickly override" Gov. Roy Cooper should he chose to veto the Republican-backed budget. And, Duke Energy is moving forward with its request to raise rates by 15 percent for 1.3 million North Carolina customers.