Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue wants Congress to pass another economic stimulus package that would benefit North Carolina and other states.
The Democratic lieutenant governor wrote Friday to North Carolina's congressional delegation. She asked them to support federal spending helping the unemployed, homeowners at risk of foreclosure, and the state.
Perdue said money for highway and infrastructure projects and Medicaid also would create jobs and provide health care to more poor people.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats want Congress to pass a stimulus package this year.
Perdue is taking a vacation next week after a long campaign in which she defeated Republican Pat McCrory. Her inauguration is Jan. 10.