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The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone

The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone

Cooper has blasted the budget as "irresponsible" since the compromise bill was released last week, but his veto arrived almost 24 hours after he said Monday he would veto the budget "today".

Republicans counter that the plan increases education spending by $700 million and gives personal income tax breaks to almost everyone, including low- and middle-class people.

Republicans say tax cuts would put more money in people's pockets. Cooper conceded that he doesn't have the votes to prevail unless "fair-minded Republicans" and a few Democrats who backed the budget reconsidered their votes. First-year teachers, whose base salaries in recent years have increased to $35,000, wouldn't get more.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, before the delay was announced, said he "would not bet against Mitch McConnell ". That left Medicaid with total annual spending of more than $550 billion. "We're continuing to talk".

Rep. Greg Murphy, R-Pitt, said he's disappointed by Cooper's action but believes the House and the Senate have the votes to override the veto because some Democrats voted for the budget. Standard deductions also would increase. "What we need to get our leaders across the state and across our country to see is that investment in health care is a critical component of this", Cooper said.

"From an economic development and tax standpoint, it heavily favors middle-class and low-income families, so to come out with such as preposterous number is just fantasy". Both rates have already dropped multiple times since the first tax GOP overhaul was approved in 2013. "It prioritizes tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy, and falls short on education and the economy", said Cooper.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP/WNCN) - Debate and votes will be plentiful all week at the North Carolina General Assembly as Republican legislators aim to adjourn their annual work session before the July 4 holiday.

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"It sets out collaborative steps and key solutions that we can take to stem the crisis", Gov. Cooper said.

"Unfortunately what the legislature passed and sent to me is not that budget", Cooper said.

Per legislative rules, the House is required to wait at least one legislative day before voting on the Senate-led budget. "It wasn't as extreme as the Senate's (original budget) and I think it's a very good balance between investing in our state and keeping our taxes low". There also is funding that increases enrollment in the state's pre-K program as well as pay raises for teachers and state employees. Cooper called for a proposal that would eventually raise teacher compensation to the national average. The House, also dominated by Republicans, is expected to vote to override on Wednesday, passing the budget bill into law.

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