Perdue To Release Budget Tuesday

Gov. Beverly Perdue says protecting education and creating jobs in North Carolina are her top priorities in the proposed state budget she'll release.

Perdue told the state's top education leaders Monday that she would propose spending more money in K-12 education and new initiatives designed to prepare students for the working world in the budget. But Perdue said significant cuts were ahead for the university system in the proposed budget, due to be released Tuesday.

University of North Carolina system President Erskine Bowles said after the meeting at Wake Technical Community College he's worried that campuses would have to cut as many as a 1,000 positions under the governor's proposed two-year budget.


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  • by Susan Location: Greenville, NC on Mar 17, 2009 at 08:29 AM
    If our State is in such a budget crunch, what is it going to cost for the school system to drug test each and every student? My understanding is that this is an expensive thing to do; seriously this does not make sense during our current and deficient economical state. As a parent of an adult child that has had a drug addiction in the past, I understand how important it is to help prevent our youth from using drugs, but this is an expense that our State can't afford; leave it up to parents to take on this responsibility.
  • by almost had enough Location: Jacksonville on Mar 17, 2009 at 08:09 AM
    does anyone know the proper paperwork and procedures for seceeding from the union, i am just tired of every dollar being wasted. true some is spent wisely, but for every one spent wisely, seems like 5 to 10 is wasted or lining someones or some groups pockets,....just tired of all this, cant we just start over
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Mar 17, 2009 at 07:52 AM
    The clock is ticking toward the next election. Watch the Democrats pad their coffers in anticipation.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Mar 17, 2009 at 05:13 AM
    More of her stupid spending. Pour all the money she can get away with into the schools, yet cheat every other agency out of money.How about the DHHS?You know the DHHS where all the claims of abuse and neglect are going on? They are already understaffed, yet she wants to cut them even more. Staff are burnt out because they already cant get any time off due to short staffing.But what does she(Perdue) care. She has taken HER vacation, and then went on the RETREAT at the beach at Taxpayers expense.I guess we can only dream about a Democrat free country.Maybe one day after the war.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2009 at 04:16 AM
    Bev wants "new initiatives designed to prepare students for the working world in the budget", but at the same time make cuts within our universities. Isn't college suppose to get students prepared for the working world?
  • by Barbara Location: Beulaville NC on Mar 17, 2009 at 04:13 AM
    Protecting education my foot. Sounds like a contradiction to me. Why did she take the money from lottery this quarter if she wants to protect education?
  • by Very Concerned! Location: Greenville North Carolina on Mar 16, 2009 at 05:31 PM
    This is a little off of the subject but I want to know what is going to be done about the corruption that is taking place within these prisons? Mr. Keller I believe is a person of his word and I admire that about him and Gov Purdue but nothing is being done. You still have people dieing because of inadequet medical care. You have inmates being beat up by correctional officers and cover up taking place with in Maury Corrections. You have an Administator there as well as a Assist. Superientendant that is constantly covering up crimes and abusing there power to intimdate the employees there not to talk. What will have to happen at Maury Corrections for you all to do something. Employee's leaving because they have been black balled so others behind them are afraid to speak out about things that go on behind those walls. Mr Keller and Gov Perdue when will you take notice of the corruption that is taking place in that place? When will you request to talk to the employee's there? When???????
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