North Carolina House to separate budget and casinos-Medicaid bill, will vote this week, top appropriator says

North Carolina House to separate budget and casinos-Medicaid bill, will vote this week, top appropriator says

Article brief provided by The News & Observer
  • Avi Bajpai, The News & Observer
September 17, 2023 1:18 PM
  • Avi Bajpai, The News & Observer

The North Carolina House of Representatives will hold votes on a $30 billion state budget and a separate bill that would authorize four new casinos and expand Medicaid in the state this week, a top House budget writer confirmed Sunday.

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After the question of whether and how to move forward on a contentious casino proposal temporarily derailed budget talks last week, the House is ready to hold votes to approve the budget on Wednesday and Thursday, House Appropriations Chairman Jason Saine told The News & Observer.

The House will also vote on a separate bill, discussed by the House Republican Caucus during a Saturday morning conference call, that would combine legislation authorizing four new casinos across the state with legislation to expand Medicaid in North Carolina, Saine said.