NC Senate votes 36-14 for the budget after Republicans threaten Democrats – News & Observer

The Watch Dog response: Wow! Senator Don Davis was the only Democrat to vote for the budget.

Budget votes usually come freighted with political implications, but the consequences may be more pronounced this year.

Democrats are waging an intense campaign to break the Republican supermajority in the legislature that gives the GOP power to control the agenda and ignore the Democratic governor.

Republicans, though anticipating some losses, are looking for newly competitive districts they can win. (Read more)