Senators walk out of budget meeting in Raleigh

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Senators walk out of budget negotiations. (WTVD)

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RALEIGH — So much for compromise. Senate members walked out of budget negotiations Wednesday after making some headway the day before.

The meeting was intended to reach a compromise between House and Senate versions of the budget.

Representative Nelson Dollar (R-Wake) explained the House presentation was going to include speakers, to which Senate members objected. They cited rules stating no one can speak at conference committee if they are non-members.

When Rep. Dollar called on a speaker anyway, all Senate members got up and walked out.

During the second half of the session, which was controlled by the Senate, the senators returned and the meeting resumed.

Read more: WTVD

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