NC Lawmakers Increases Budget Approved Last Week

Days after North Carolina's budget became law, state legislators increased the $19 billion spending plan for this year by nearly $7 million.

The state House voted 84-30 Monday to approve adjustments to the budget Gov. Beverly Perdue signed into law on Friday. The changes would leave less than $4 million unspent at the end of the year ending June 30, 2010.

One major change delays closing of a Moore County incarceration center for delinquent juveniles by 10 months.

The revisions increase the chances Perdue will have to make spending cuts later. She is responsible for making the state budget balances every year. Perdue forced state employees to take unpaid time off in May and June to balance last year's budget.

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  • by Concerned Location: ENC on Aug 11, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    Whoever decided that decreasing services for children and people with disabilities was a good idea is an IDIOT. Let's just go ahead and tell the next generation that we DON'T CARE what happens to them... God Bless the United States. I can't believe this is what voting got me.
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Aug 11, 2009 at 06:07 AM
    I don't believe this "The revisions increase the chances Perdue will have to make spending cuts later." Mrs. Perdue, could my family and I stay with you ALL in the governor's mansion? We won't be bothersome.
  • by unk Location: enc on Aug 11, 2009 at 06:04 AM
    I'm with S. We have to have cuts in our salaries. When are the legislators and Governor going to take their cuts in salary. It will NEVER happen, as long as the fox guards the hen house. CROOKS!!!!
  • by ls Location: nb on Aug 11, 2009 at 05:47 AM
    The politicians act so sympathetic but really don't care!! The working class does need to attempt the budget...we cut out mess we don't and can't afford and have to budget carefully and plan ahead to be able to survive on what lil income we have that the state hasn't taken....down with the gov't!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:45 PM
    I think we need some middle class folk working on the budget as they seem to be the only ones capable of living within one.
  • by S Location: ENC on Aug 10, 2009 at 09:13 PM
    I'm so so sick of all these greedy politicians that want to tax,tax tax working people,they make me throw up....I can't wait until the next election to vote against every incumbent on the ballot.
  • by ECUAlumnus Location: Greenville on Aug 10, 2009 at 07:34 PM
    The budget was already worrisome. I can't wait to see how this additional $7 million will impact us in 9-12 months.

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