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

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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