Perdue Signs $19B Budget Bill On Time

Gov. Beverly Perdue said the budget plan to run North Carolina state government next year will protect teacher positions and help generate new jobs so the state can ride on the slow wave of an economic recovery.

Perdue surrounded herself with schoolchildren and legislative leaders late Wednesday outside the old Capitol building as she signed the nearly $19 billion budget for the new year starting Thursday. It's the first budget passed on schedule since 2003.

The House and Senate each gave final approval to the plan earlier in the day on largely party-line votes.

Perdue predicted the new budget would save or preserve 20,000 jobs over the next three years through a small-business tax credit and a new transportation fund targeting urgent projects.

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  • by Beachbum3 on Jul 5, 2010 at 01:56 PM
    Governor dumpling says we will fire you. well here is a hot flash for our wonderful governoor dumpling we the people an th estate employees in this state will fire you in the 2012 election cycle even if you were to come up with a 20% increses in pay which i relize this will never ever happen but bev baby you are one an done. put that one in your pipe an smoke it in 2012 this from a dem thank you
  • by lizzeb Location: pitt county on Jul 1, 2010 at 11:13 AM
    Is there any money for the state employees? we need help too, how about some food stamps to help us out with grocery? how about some kind of money to help us out with our gas and utilities bill? well how about she gives us some of her pay check? I can't wait to help vote her out, look out when she want's to be relected you can bet she will give the state employees some money,she will not have us to fall back on.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 1, 2010 at 10:27 AM
    Anonymous on Jun 30, 2010 at 11:35 PM, I wish that could have been true, however, democrats have had control over this state.....for how many years? Why do you think the budget keeps jumping higher and higher?
  • by local Location: jville on Jul 1, 2010 at 09:31 AM
    I'm happy to say my dart board looks like her and She's the poster child for thieves are us!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 1, 2010 at 07:35 AM
    okey were is all the Lottery money to help the schools ????? Padding pockets again ??
  • by FedUp! Location: Pitt on Jul 1, 2010 at 05:55 AM
    It seems really funny that she surrounds herself with school children when the education system is taking the biggest hit!
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Jul 1, 2010 at 04:20 AM
    It sure looks like she has learned the Biden/Obama math system - talking about jobs created of saved. What a phony!!!
  • by Boats Location: Beaufort on Jul 1, 2010 at 01:48 AM
    It's an old trick. Surround yourself with innocent bystanders or children to deter porential assins. Officials have used it for thousands of years.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2010 at 08:35 PM
    Not that crazy about Bev, but I havent seen or heard any good ideas from the repugs. They say and so something dumb each and every day.
  • by oh joy, the budget passed. Location: Greenville on Jun 30, 2010 at 08:12 PM
    She's trying to get on the good side of the little school children now... by the time they get to be college age there won't be much left of the UNC System.
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