N.C. Speaker: Medicaid Expansion Not In Latest Budget Offer
Last updated 10/22/2021 at 1:10pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The latest budget offer that North Carolina Republicans sent to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper wouldn't expand Medicaid broadly as Cooper seeks, but it does sweeten a previous proposal on worker pay raises, a top GOP legislator says.
House Speaker Tim Moore gave few other details Wednesday about the offer that Senate leader Phil Berger and Moore's offices took to Cooper the day before — citing confidentiality so negotiations can remain frank.
The legislative and executive branches are trying to hammer out a two-year government budget Cooper would be willing to sign into...