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Senate spending plan given initial OK

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Malcolm Graham

Bob Rucho

Pete Brunstetter

Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:48 pm | Updated: 11:24 pm, Thu May 30, 2013.

RALEIGH - The state Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a state budget proposal after a fierce partisan debate in which Democrats accused the plan's Republican authors of choosing tax reductions over restoring cuts to education, health and rural development.

The two-year plan, approved on a 33-17 party-line vote following more than three hours of debate, has been labeled by GOP budget-writers as a fiscally responsible document that locates building repairs and renovations after years of neglect during the Great Recession, and collects more rainy-day reserves.

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