State House leaders say the $20.6 billion spending plan unveiled late Sunday night fulfills the state's obligations while living within its means. Senior budget chairman, Rep. Nelson Dollar of Wake County, said, "The House's budget proposal is realistic, it is reasonable, and it is responsible. And it places North Carolina's fiscal house on a sound foundation for the future."
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