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New State Budget includes millions in funding for Western North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C. – The revised state budget unveiled this week includes critical funding for  Western North Carolina, increases funding for school safety initiatives, and prepares our state to weather a potential recession. 

The House vote was 84-28, and the Senate vote was 38-9. The $27.9 billion spending plan is the largest in state history—$900 million, or 3%, more than lawmakers originally planned to spend in the upcoming fiscal year.

Sen. Kevin Corbin said, “I am extremely proud to have worked with my colleagues in the West to fight for funding priorities that enhance the quality of life for residents in the Western North Carolina. From education o economic development, I, along with Rep. Karl Gillespie, Rep. Mike Clampitt, were able to secure critical funding that will help strengthen the West.”

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