Holdbacks Smaller For Some NC Agencies

Three North Carolina state agencies will receive a combined $34 million more because Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration is freeing up funds it initially held back this year due to budget worries.

Perdue's office announced Friday it was loosening partially her August order that 5 percent of the money allocated in this year's state budget be held back to ensure government had money to pay its bills.

The community college system will receive $19.5 million more to handle an influx in jobless students seeking to be retrained. The Department of Health and Human Services will get more money for some social service programs and the Smart Start early childhood initiative.

Perdue's budget office also freed up $4.7 million for the court system.

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  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Oct 31, 2009 at 06:46 AM
    Now that the new taxes are in place, she is suddenly able to find more money to spread around. Interesting.... What a joke she is.
  • by sd Location: wv on Oct 30, 2009 at 07:14 PM
    No, I don't.
  • by student Location: chocowinity on Oct 30, 2009 at 05:08 PM
    How about they give the schools more money? I'm a senior in high school, and I've never seen it so ridiculous. The teachers cant print papers off for us, because they arent allowed to use more than one ream of paper per week, due to 'budget cuts'. They no longer give us lunch menus because apparently that's a waste of paper as well, yet they gave every student a 10 page pack of paper about changes made to the code of conduct, including such tidbits as 'staff cant force students to eat their own vomit' and 'staff cant use electric shock'. Anyone else see anything wrong with that?

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