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House Dems to GOP: You know the harm this budget will cause (video)

After three hours of debate, the NC House gave final approval to its budget Wednesday. The 72-47 vote included five Democrats who sided with the majority.

Wake County Republican Rep. Nelson Dollar [1] called the $19.3 billion package a “responsible, jobs budget.”

But Jackson County Democrat Rep. Phil Haire [2] questioned how Dollar could suggest it was a jobs budget when it ultimately will eliminate between 20,000 and 30,000 state jobs. Fellow Democrat Rep. William Wainwright [3] charged the Republican’s bill will reverse two decades of steady progress for North Carolina.

To hear some of Wednesday’s give-and-take on the House budget bill, click below:

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