GOP legislative leaders question secrecy linked to Democrats' budget negotiations

Republican legislative leaders question the secrecy involved in the ongoing budget negotiations among their Democratic counterparts. Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, also raises concerns about legislation linked to the state's prison space crunch, while House Minority Leader Paul Stam, R-Wake, spells out his concerns about the impact of the so-called Racial Justice Act on North Carolina's system of capital punishment. These remarks were featured in a July 21, 2009, news conference.

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