State Sen. Dan Blue, D-Wake, pleads for more time for senators to read the budget compromise bill before voting on it Tuesday, as Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg, listens.
State Sen. Dan Blue, D-Wake, pleads for more time for senators to read the budget compromise bill before voting on it Tuesday, as Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg, listens. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
State Sen. Dan Blue, D-Wake, pleads for more time for senators to read the budget compromise bill before voting on it Tuesday, as Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg, listens. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

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