State budget became law with legislative override of governor’s veto

RALEIGH— The state budget that became law Tuesday.  North Carolina will become the first state to guarantee a $15 minimum wage to most of its state employees.

About 9,000 state workers had been making less than $15 an hour. The new minimum equates to $31,200 a year for a full-time employee.

Lawmakers on Tuesday reversed Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the budget.