Perdue Signs All But 6 Bills From North Carolina Legislature

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has only a few pieces of legislation left to consider before a bill-signing deadline.
Perdue last week signed 102 of the 108 bills that the General Assembly placed on her desk before it adjourned Aug. 11.
She signed 43 on Friday, including legislation that expands a prison indoor smoking ban to the grounds surrounding them. Others make largely minor changes to election and campaign finance laws, although one allows children as young as 16 pre-register to vote.
Two others adjusted the state's sentencing grid in a move hat could reduce the need for another 2,100 prison beds.
The governor has through Sept. 10 to sign or veto the remaining bills. Those not considered by then automatically become law.

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  • by McArthur Park on Aug 31, 2009 at 04:45 PM
    Can anyone tell me why a bill is being considered that would allow children as young as 16 to pre-register to vote? Is it another ploy by those scoundrels who have been in control of the taxpayers' livelihood to get another liberal bloc of voters who they have been brainwashing from birth in order to continue their tyranny on North Carolinians? WAKE UP, people, have you not had enough loss of your monies and freedoms from the last 16 years of thievery and arrogance of these "public servants"? I despair that you keep putting these people in office!!!!
  • by Ms. P Location: Greenville on Aug 31, 2009 at 02:54 PM
    As I undertand - there is a report published that rates all the governors in the US according to their abilities.It is rumored that this report was published recently with our Gov coming in last. I have not seen this reported in our area but can easily understand why she would be given that honor. We, the people of NC are paying in all kinds of unfair ways since she was sworn in. I would welcome the media reporting on this rumor - confirming it or reputing it.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 31, 2009 at 02:01 PM
    Reduce the need for 2100 prison beds? Does that mean that even less criminals will be sentenced to prison? A better solution would be to execute the ones on death row, and make more crimes punishable by death. Such as rape, kidnapping, child molesting,identity theft,more than 3 DWIs,and child and animal abuse.Try them and if found guilty, break out Old Sparky and dust her off and plug her in and get down to business.
  • by hope Location: NC on Aug 31, 2009 at 10:46 AM
    Who makes the decision to charge all Ncarolinians for the increased insurance rates to cover the coastal area?
  • by anon Location: wallace on Aug 31, 2009 at 09:34 AM
    when did she learn to write her name? did she take huukked onn fonics?
  • by me Location: nnc on Aug 31, 2009 at 08:29 AM
    just wondering if anyone read the article in the daily reflector yesterday??
  • by pete Location: grifton on Aug 31, 2009 at 08:05 AM
    I think people are fed up with legislation.A Rasmussen reports survey just released said 57% of all Americans wanted a complete change of all Admiral Yamamoto said during world war two I Am afraid we have awakened a sleeping giant.
  • by Vee Location: Greenville on Aug 31, 2009 at 07:42 AM
    I wonder how many of those she read? Oh yea, they don't ready those things.... they just sign them..

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