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House and Senate gloss over budget highlights, details to be released just before Senate votes

Update: The budget compromise was posted online just before midnight.

House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Phil Berger, flanked by budget conferees, met with the media Monday to outline highlights in their $21.7 billion state spending plan.

The actual details will not be made public until Tuesday morning, just hours before the Senate is slated to vote on the package.

That lack of transparency created a firestorm on social media Monday evening:

Among the highlights that were released at Monday’s press event:

 

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