Gov: Deployments Could Hurt NC In 2010 Count

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue wants the U.S. Census Bureau to change the way it counts deployed soldiers.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Saturday that Perdue has asked the U.S. commerce secretary to make last base assignment the first option for counting deployed military.

Currently, that is the third option after home state at enlistment and legal residence.

A Commerce Department spokesman told the newspaper that changes are unlikely since the census is under way.

Perdue says having 41,200 deployed service members counted in other states could cost North Carolina hundreds of millions of dollars over the next 10 years.

The government uses census data to apportion seats in Congress and dole out about $400 billion annually in federal funds.

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  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Mar 11, 2010 at 03:19 AM
    For the state to make money, everyone should have to pay their income taxes. Under thetable pays are killing the syte and local budgets. One solution is that all contractors must make availble the list of all employees of subcontacts with pay and deductions. Stop the flow of our money to Mexico which should be taxed. Employ NC workers, keep the money for our economy to buy houses and improve the life style for all our prople. Contactors if you pay all your money out for cheap labor which goes to Mexico there will be no money here to hire you. So when you have a tough time think back, maybe a NC worker who needed a job would not be in prison now. Prison is another waste of time and money.
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Mar 11, 2010 at 02:35 AM
    To save money, extend retirements to thirty years or 65. Next stop the practice tgat a retirement is based off the average of the person last two years and go to a percentage from salary chart. This makes budgeting for retirement at local and state level forcastable. If the money is not there cut the state and local employees salary across the board. Also not a temporary cut. If the employee quits no unemployment insurance.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Mar 8, 2010 at 08:25 AM
    I seriously wonder what the approval rating for this governor is. She has brought this state down big time and keeps on doing it. Bev, words of advice, STOP SPENDING SO MUCH ON UNNECCESARY PETTY GARBAGE. I voted for McCrory and wonder what would have happened if he was the governor. Perdue is a liar and lies to make up reasons to try to make us beleive things that are not true in order to have more money going in her pockets and the pockets of these crooks in the legislature.
  • by Jimbo Location: NC on Mar 7, 2010 at 02:51 PM
    Don't worry Bev. ACORN et al will find enough people (fictional or dead) for you. Idiot!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 7, 2010 at 08:44 AM
    What a nut case, how did she ever get elected.
  • by B Location: nc on Mar 7, 2010 at 05:54 AM
    Just like a dem, more money more money, how about doing things like the rest of us. STOP SPENDING!! Just think about the money that could be saved if the highway patrol drove cars that got 28-30mpg! Cut gov't work week, freeze hiring and raises.
  • by DR on Mar 7, 2010 at 04:13 AM
    Cant hurt any worse than what these idiots that are in office are doing.
  • by Ex-military Location: Washington on Mar 6, 2010 at 07:59 PM
    NC is one of the highest taxed state as it is. Maybe you can tax their life insurance too! STOP SPENDING! DUH!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2010 at 05:54 PM
    She seems to be costing us millions of dollars just by being in office; what else is new.
  • by Buzz Location: MillCreek on Mar 6, 2010 at 04:44 PM
    Wow, our young Men and Women are being deployed to protect our freedoms and way of life. And, She's worried about the lost tax base. you dont have to look far to see why our gubment is a broken system. Buzz-
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