Perdue Assures State Employees Economy Will Improve

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says she knows state employees have been forced to do more with less but reassured them that things are getting better.

Perdue spoke Saturday at the annual meeting of the State Employees Association in Greensboro. In prepared remarks, she said she and the state personnel director are working to improve benefits for state employees, including adding $10,000 of accidental death benefits at no cost and a hands-on wellness program. She also defended her veto of a bill that she said would have wrongly expanded what requests and documents General Assembly members can keep secret. She says the bill would have allowed some state employees to be treated differently than others and could have brought criminal penalties on some.

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  • by pete Location: grifton on Sep 15, 2009 at 08:51 AM
    Well I was born a coal Owners daughter.Sorry about that Loretta.Accidental death insurance YEA! the cheapest insurance you can get.Wonder why?try the odds of an accidental death.but the Democrat's have always considered N.C people Docile.
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Sep 15, 2009 at 07:44 AM
  • by Fact Dog Location: NC on Sep 14, 2009 at 05:56 PM
    It is time ;that a change in the NC Constitution be made.That is a person running for public office in NC;must have been born and lived in NC for their complete life to be able to running for any government office in NC.This would fix alot of things wrong in NC.
  • by Atyonyo on Sep 14, 2009 at 02:33 PM
    Getting better where? Politicians say anything to save ther???, i made a mistake voting for her.Not the change I heard in the speaches.
  • by Teacher on Sep 14, 2009 at 01:18 PM
    Can I have the money back she took from to balance the budget.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Sep 14, 2009 at 11:05 AM
    She was telling them this bit of news while she is writing a check for $1,000,000.00 to cover her trip to China.
  • by Renee Location: Here on Sep 14, 2009 at 09:37 AM
    She is absurd. I can't even imagine her showing her face there!!! And to enc: So true!!!!!!!
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Sep 14, 2009 at 08:31 AM
    I think we should believe her , she has never lied or misled anyone before.
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Sep 14, 2009 at 08:14 AM
    I'll vote for a dog before I vote for this politician again--she's no friend to state employees. One term governor indeed.
  • by lm Location: nc on Sep 14, 2009 at 08:05 AM
    enc - My sentiments exactly!
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