Governor Beverly Perdue was in Eastern Carolina Friday talking about her plan to promote education in the state, which includes continuing a sales tax.
Perdue and her Cabinet members will be fanning out across North Carolina over the next week to promote public education as Republican lawmakers debate how deep public spending cuts should go in next year's budget.
In Winterville Friday, the governor talked about her plan to fund education and keep kids in the classroom. "My budget, I didn't want to do it, has a three quarter of a percent sales tax, that's 23 cents a day of taxpayers of NC to fund teachers, fund work programs like this to fund our greater university system. I think a 23 cent tax is a good investment for future of NC."
Perdue says while it's up to the legislators to make budget decisions-- her only tool is the power to veto any budget proposal that she considers unacceptable to the people.