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This week in NC Politics: Pay Raises And Solitary Confinement

The eight-month long legislative session ended this week with a number of bills crammed into the end, including immigration restrictions and a $2 million transportation bond referendum
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The eight-month long legislative session ended this week with a number of bills crammed into the end, including immigration restrictions and a $2 million transportation bond referendum
The eight-month long legislative session ended this week with a number of bills crammed into the end, including immigration restrictions and a $2 million transportation bond referendum
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The eight-month long legislative session ended this week with a number of bills crammed into the end, including immigration restrictions and a $2 million transportation bond referendum

State lawmakers released portions of their adjusted state budget this week.

Rank and file state employees will get a raise that keeps up with inflation, while teachers and highway patrol troopers will see more significant pay increases. The Week in NC Politics for May 25, 2018,

The bulk of the spending plan is expected to be made public in the coming days, before an expedited process next week.

Becki Gray and Rob Schofield discuss what we know so far, and whether Democrats have been cut out of these budget deliberations.

Meanwhile, an N.C. Health News story shined a  light on one inmate who was held without medication for nearly four months

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