RALEIGH, N.C. - Differences between House and Senate funding priorities are becoming clearer as North Carolina legislators advanced competing COVID-19 emergency packages.
Bills working their way to the General Assembly on Wednesday showed the House wants to distribute or designate roughly $375 million more in federal dollars compared to the Senate.
Senate leaders are taking a guarded approach to earmarking the funds given the state's fragile budget picture.
But senators did agree to add another $130 million at the request of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper before approving their package unanimously.
Legislators still hope to get a final measure to Cooper's desk by the end of the week.