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RALEIGH  –Gov. Pat McCrory has ordered the State Budget Director to transfer available funds to offset the state’s $132 million debt, while also directing state agencies to hold salary increases, limit purchase and reduce travel, according to WTVD.

“It is time to solve this mess, not kick the can down the road and manipulate the budget as was done in the past. It stops now,” said McCrory in a statement with the announcement.

McCrory has used the budget problems within the state Medicaid system to justify his decision not to take federal money to expand it under the terms of the federal Affordable Care Act.

He signed a bill earlier this week blocking the expansion.

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