NC State Senator Dan Blue (D-Wake County), left, stands to plead for more time for senators to read the budget compromise bill before them in the NC Senate Tuesday as fellow State Senator Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg County) listens before coming back to his seat in the NC Senate. The NC Senate debated a motion to back the House/Senate budget compromise which was just released to the public the day before. The Senate voted 33 in favor of and 16 opposed to approve the motion setting up a final vote for the budget compromise on Wednesday.
NC State Senator Dan Blue (D-Wake County), left, stands to plead for more time for senators to read the budget compromise bill before them in the NC Senate Tuesday as fellow State Senator Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg County) listens before coming back to his seat in the NC Senate. The NC Senate debated a motion to back the House/Senate budget compromise which was just released to the public the day before. The Senate voted 33 in favor of and 16 opposed to approve the motion setting up a final vote for the budget compromise on Wednesday. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
NC State Senator Dan Blue (D-Wake County), left, stands to plead for more time for senators to read the budget compromise bill before them in the NC Senate Tuesday as fellow State Senator Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg County) listens before coming back to his seat in the NC Senate. The NC Senate debated a motion to back the House/Senate budget compromise which was just released to the public the day before. The Senate voted 33 in favor of and 16 opposed to approve the motion setting up a final vote for the budget compromise on Wednesday. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

NC Senate backs budget in 33-16 vote along party lines

September 15, 2015 3:33 PM