Senator Kevin Corbin and Representative Karl Gillespie joined forces during the state’s budget planning process to secure significant investments for the region as part of the state's $30 billion budget. This budget, which garnered bipartisan support after extensive negotiations, marks a major step forward for the WNC in terms of funding opportunities and will have an incredible impact on the entire state as the passing of the budget solidified Medicaid Expansion for North Carolina, which will expand access to health insurance to 600,000 citizens.
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