After weeks of negotiations the House and Senate agreed upon a budget, approved it in bi-partisan votes in both the House and Senate and on June 22nd sent their compromise proposal for the 2017-2019 State budget to the Governor. Gov. Cooper, a longtime member of the State Senate before his years as Attorney General, wasted no time in denouncing the proposal as “the most fiscally irresponsible” he’d ever seen, and the stage was set for a veto showdown. Read the full report here.