The legislature will jump right from crossover into budget debates. The Senate budget is set to be released online Sunday evening, said Sen. Pete Brunstetter, a chief budget writer.
Budget subcommittees will talk about the proposal in Monday meetings. On Tuesday, the budget proposal will go to the Senate Appropriations Committee and come to the floor on Wednesday and Thursday.
Brunstetter, a Winston-Salem Republican, wouldn't give details on the budget, such as a bottom line. "We'll tell you after it gets released," he said.
UPDATE: Senate leader Phil Berger says the budget proposes to spend $20.4 billion, less than Gov. Pat McCrory's $20.6 billion proposal.
The budget does reflect proposed tax changes that have not yet been approved. The Senate tax proposal assumes a reduction in state revenue.
"The fiscal impact of tax reform will be reflected in the budget," Brunstetter said.