State Legislature Gives Final OK To Savings Bill

The Republican-led Legislature has set up a veto showdown with Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue over a budget-savings plan.

The House gave final approval to a measure Thursday that directs Perdue to find at least $400 million in savings by the end of June from a $19 billion spending plan.

The Senate already had agreed to the plan. It now goes to Perdue for her signature.

The bill also takes about $75 million from three economic development funds. The governor has opposed her proposed loss of economic incentive money but hasn't said if she would veto the measure.

The 66-51 margin in the House indicates Republicans may be unable to override a veto.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by The ECHO Location: Kinston on Feb 10, 2011 at 02:13 PM
    As soon as the veto stamp hits the paper, she seals the deal. Doesn't matter who runs against her, they will win. It really doesn't matter much as she's on her way out anyway. I don't know of anything that she could do now to save her re-election bid.
  • by Obama Snake Oil C Location: Washington on Feb 10, 2011 at 01:02 PM
    Keep up the fight and make Bev veto the budget....we need to weed out all the snake left in both houses for the 2012 vote...
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