Moore Criticizes Perdue On Her Proposed Gov't Efficiency Panel

State Treasurer Richard Moore is calling out Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue for a budget plan that he says passes the buck.

Both Moore and Perdue are running for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Perdue says that if elected, she would ask an independent committee to develop up to 10 ideas for improving government efficiency. The Legislature would have to vote up or down on each recommendation.

Moore criticized the plan yesterday, saying it called for $250 million in annual savings without providing any details on how to do it. He said it is a governor's job to make the tough choices, not hand them off to a group that's accountable to no one.

Perdue said the panel would limit the pressures of special interests and eliminate wasteful spending.