Governor Perdue Remains Unsatisfied With Budget Plan

Gov. Beverly Perdue still isn't satisfied with the state budget North Carolina lawmakers are putting together and suggested more money is needed for public schools.

Perdue urged fellow Democrats on Wednesday to pass a spending
plan. She said school starts back in about a month and education
leaders still don't know how much money to expect for their
classrooms.

Perdue's written statement didn't specifically mention a plan
hammered out by House and Senate Democrats to raise nearly $1
billion in new taxes. The governor has said she wants more revenue.

Perdue told legislators to "find a way to protect public schools and the core services of safety and public health, period."


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 24, 2009 at 08:21 AM
    I finally figured out her concern, she is concerned we will be left with some spending money that she has not gotten tax money from.
  • by Kelly Location: LaGrange on Jul 24, 2009 at 06:37 AM
    Well guess what BEV I am disapointed in you. You can kiss that title Gov of NC good-bye. You will never get re-elected! Can you flip hamburger's? Because that's where your headed.
  • by Wayne Location: Havelock on Jul 23, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    To Derrick in Greenville, How can you say that the republicans created the debt in this state. How long have the Democrats controlled all of it? Easley didn't start the huge debt. Hunt did. Then Easley/Perdue contributed enormously to digging our hole deeper. And now, Perdue is trying to dig that debt hole even deeper.
  • by To State Employee & teacher Location: From Regular Jane on Jul 23, 2009 at 11:24 AM
    My husband works for the state as well and we have taken a pay cut as well. I thought everyone would understand when I said her employees meaning...her own secretary and aids that work very closely to her. BY NO MEANS did I mean the hard working state employees (CO's, teahcers, etc) My family is impacted just as much as the next state employee, but I was referring to her right hand people who are at her beck and call, people who are on call 24/7 just for her. I am sorry if I offended ANY of you by saying what I did.
  • by fed up Location: aurora on Jul 23, 2009 at 09:42 AM
    All you people who voted for the party and not the person are the ones to blame. comrade bev has no clue about anything accept ways to enrich herself and her comrade friends. WAKE UP PEOPLE OF N.C. CALL FOR HER IMPEACHMENT ALONG WITH MARK BASNIGHT, HAGAN, BUTTERFIELD, AND EVERYONE ELSE SHE HAS APPOINTED SINCE SHE TOOK OFFICE. CALL FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION WHEREBY "NO ONE" CAN TRANSFER OR USE OUR LOTTERY MONEY FOR "ANYTHING" EXCEPT FOR THE BUILDING OF NEW SCHOOLS AND FUNDING THE SCHOOLS FOR THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN. IF THE WEARING OF SCHOOL UNIFORMS IS REQUIRED, THEN GIVE THE KIDS THE UNIFORMS. ONLY IF THEY ARE MADE IN THE USA. START UP A COMPANY HERE IN N.C. TO MAKE THE UNIFORMS. HIRE ONLY LEGAL RESIDENTS OF N.C. USE MATERIAL MADE ONLY IN THE USA. MOST IMPORTANTLY MAKE SURE THE ONES RUNNING THE COMPANY ARE NOT RELATED TO OR FRIENDS OF ANY POLITICIAN. FRIENDS, LETS REALLY MAKE A CHANGE IN THE NEXT ELECTION. "LET'S CALL FOR A RECALL OF HER NOW" BEFORE IT'S TO LATE.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Jul 23, 2009 at 08:51 AM
    Im still trying to figure out where all this doom and gloom is that you people are talking about. I still pay my bills on time every month, I still have money in the bank so I ask you, ahh what is your problem again??
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 23, 2009 at 08:14 AM
    Come on Derek, she inherited it from a Democrat, Mike Easeley and a democratic house. Again, Obama spent more in 6 months than ole George did in 8 years a two wars. If you support Purdue shame on you, you made and are making a serious mistake. She, just like your chosen one, are both liars.
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Jul 23, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    Hey just in case you forgot, she was the Lt. gov for easley, so she knew EXACTLY what she would be inherating, in fact she was helping create most of what she is trying to fix now. I bet she would like to let this tiger go. Buzz-
  • by Glenn Location: Greenville on Jul 23, 2009 at 08:09 AM
    I hope the governor knows, no one cares how unsatisfied she is, it is the taxpayers that UNSATISFIED. We are suppose to be in charge not her or her cronies. Do the will of the people not your own agenda. No wonder her personal businesses have failed and her sons are lobbiest in Washington. Do you see any connection here.
  • by Derrick Location: Greenville on Jul 23, 2009 at 07:00 AM
    I suport Perdue. After all she inherited a lot of debt just like President Obama. Why do you folks think her and President Obama can come in in 6 months time and fix all the problems you republicraps created. In the end this will alll be solved I guarantee it,
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