Perdue Asks For Help To "Set Government Straight"

Governor Beverly Perdue made her way to Eastern Carolina Monday to meet with business representatives to hear concerns they may have about regulations.

The governor told those attending the roundtable at ECU not to hold back their concerns. "I thought it was really helpful I hope that we'll get a lot of written or email comments. I think the fact that the secretaries traveled with me helps people understand that we're quite serious about trying to seek out regulation reform and do something about it."

Discussions touched on a variety of different topics-from Medicaid to regulations surrounding road construction. Owen Burney, who owns a construction company, came with contracting concerns. He says he's pleased with the governor's attempt to provide attention to small business. "We think by us participating in this discussion today that we'll at least get our points on the table so the governor knows that they are legitimate concerns and legitimate things that small businesses need that other businesses might not need."

The governor provided a website for small business owners to express their concerns. You can click on the link below to get to that site.


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  • by bb Location: clayton on Dec 14, 2010 at 10:32 AM
    She needs to take Dave Ramsey's course and follow it. Stop wasting money on stupid things. The state cars they were going to get rid of; excessive traffic signs where they are not needed; stop excessive taxes.
  • by jerry Location: enc on Nov 24, 2010 at 03:50 PM
    Don`t worry, baby Bev, government will be "set straight" in 2012.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 24, 2010 at 05:17 AM
    Jim, my property taxes just doubled under Bev, meaning, my donations to the childrens miracle network have to be held off this year. Maybe you are not seeing the problem here and was one of her supporters...well, a sheep. We had a first rate civilization, however, its moving to China and India now, suggest you follow it there...
  • by Jim Location: Grifton on Nov 23, 2010 at 03:28 PM
    The real problem with Bev is that she isn't progressive enough. The real problem is that there is too little goverment, not too much. The first actions that need to be taken are to increase the state sales and income taxes. The counties need to increase local property taxes as well. First class civilizations can't be created and maintained with third world budgets. If people don't wish to fully support and work toward building a first rate civilization but, would rather continue to pursue their own selfish interest, that' s fine. However,they should stop whining and move to a third world country such as Chad or Paraguay.
  • by NC Chick Location: ENC on Nov 23, 2010 at 11:30 AM
    I was unEasley, but decided to vote for you and now its all a disappointment. We need teachers,and the small business's were counting on you.
  • by to... Bubba Location: New Bern on Nov 23, 2010 at 09:51 AM
    you post, "We are gonna give the other party a chance to take care of us" That statement should tell you your main problem. The state IS NOT here to take care of you, just as the government IS NOT here to take care of you, or care about you. All they should do is provide a safe, open environment so business can take place, ensure national security, provide a monetary system. That's about it. The state government could be cut in HALF ! Just as the federal government should be cut in HALF. All these programs, all the agencies, all designed to take more and more people to operate (tax dollars pay their salaries) and all they do is give away money. Cut the regulation, cut the agencies, cut the government salaries, cut the government workers. The government does not make a profit on anything, it produces nothing. It only COSTS MONEY to operate. ever heard of the postal service ?????????
  • by Straight Talk Location: ENC on Nov 23, 2010 at 09:27 AM
    Hear this Governess (NC's nanny), to set NC gov straight? Please RESIGN effective immediately, go join Easley as a cell mate, weave baskets and play basketball all day. Let someone who has run a business and has had to make payroll every week take over and get NC out of debt.
  • by Concern Location: NC on Nov 23, 2010 at 08:42 AM
    We need help, but not her help. She not to good at it. She has helped make it worse. She is a disgrace to North Carolina.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 23, 2010 at 08:17 AM
    Bev, layoff administration...those 100 superintendants? Their support staff and only have one. How much money would that save? Look at these salaries and decide which should go...teachers last as they are the lowest of the paygrade. http://www.wral.com/news/public_records/page/1281178/
  • by vin Location: greenville on Nov 23, 2010 at 08:06 AM
    They're not 'really' democrats, they're all just claiming to be democrats so they stand a chance at being elected. Think about it, why 'waste a vote' on an independent, liberetarin or liberal? They have infiltrated the democratic party, and are giving them a bad name.
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