Perdue: NC Well-Positioned For Economic Recovery

Gov. Beverly Perdue says North Carolina is well-positioned for the nation's economic recovery.

Perdue said Tuesday the state is facing another budget shortfall of $400 million because of weak tax collections. She says that can be handled without much effort because she already ordered state agencies to hold back five percent of what the budget authorized them to spend.

The governor has concerns about the long-term economic future, questioning whether the state will get a cut of the growing online retail market. She also questioned whether the federal government would leave states with unfunded mandates.

Perdue says she thinks the nation is on its way out of the recession but faces a slow recovery.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Ed Location: NC on Dec 23, 2009 at 07:07 PM
    One thing is for certain. Should the economy recover ever so slightly, she'll be quick to jump up and take credit for it. And if the economy heads south, she will, in true political fashion, blame it on somebody else. How would she know what kind of position NC is in....She spends almost as much time away from the state as Elizabeth Dole.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2009 at 05:09 PM
    I think Bev has everyone well positioned...bend over cause taxes are coming!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2009 at 06:34 AM
    Ok show of hands, who will vote for Bev in 2012???
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2009 at 12:19 PM
    Government agencies are spending money like crazy this week because they know Bev is going to put a freeze on spending again come January. I just hope she don't dip into our pockets again.
  • by fed up Location: aurora on Dec 22, 2009 at 11:41 AM
    It don't take no rocket scientest to figure out why there is a decrease in tax collections, DUH all our jobs went to china and mexico. I know what comrade bev you can ask china and mexico to pay our state income tax for us. That should bring us back to budjet, or better yet, Just take whatever you need for the state ,and you and your comrades,out of the N.C. Education Lottery, Problem solved.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Dec 22, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    To be sure she's not talking about North Carolina! She made a mistake here. She was suppose to say "Charlotte, NC Well-Positioned For Economic Recovery". Not the whole state liar. Some corp's and org's are pepped up due to temporary stimulus money from this last go around by Obamination. False alarm folks, you can remain on stand by to be hired.
  • by enc Location: enc on Dec 22, 2009 at 11:18 AM
    budget shortfall = codewords for ANOTHER tax increase.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2009 at 10:32 AM
    Until the health care bill passes. Burr warned that the bill could cost North Carolina $800 million a year when guaranteed federal funding expires in 5 years. Not to mention the loss of jobs, more people in prison that cannot afford the health care insurance and the number of homeless shelters that will be required to keep the people that loose everything paying for health care.
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