Budget

Politics & Government
6:05 am
Thu March 10, 2011

GOP Seeks To Override Governor's Vetoes

State lawmakers tried to override two measures the governor has already vetoed during this legislative session.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Sales Tax A Key Part Of Budget Debate

Whether to continue a temporary increase in the sales tax is a key point of debate between legislative Republicans and Democratic Governor Bev Perdue as they work to close the gap in the state budget. Jessica Jones reports.

North Carolina is facing one of the largest potential budget shortfalls in its history. Right now it amounts to 2.4 billion dollars, but that number could change. Two years ago, the Democratic-controlled legislature enacted temporary tax increases- including a one cent sales tax increase- to help balance the state budget. But Republican leaders who’re now in control say they don’t need the tax increase this time.

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Politics & Government
5:45 pm
Thu February 17, 2011

Governor Proposes $19.9 Billion Budget

Governor Bev Perdue released her proposed budget in Raleigh earlier today. The $19.9 billion plan would protect existing teacher and teacher assistant jobs, but it would eliminate about ten thousand other state jobs through cuts and through the reorganization of state agencies. Jessica Jones reports.

Governor Bev Perdue released her proposed budget in Raleigh earlier today. The $19.9 billion dollar plan would protect existing teacher and teacher assistant jobs, but it would eliminate about ten thousand other state jobs through cuts and through the reorganization of state agencies.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Wed January 26, 2011

New Legislative Session Begins Today

The 2011-2012 legislative session begins today.

Politics & Government
4:45 am
Thu December 16, 2010

GOP Seeks Current-Year Cuts

Thom Tillis
Credit NC General Assembly

The state legislature isn’t back in session till January. But incoming Republican leaders are asking Governor Bev Perdue to start cutting spending now.

At a special budget meeting Wednesday, leaders of state agencies painted a grim fiscal picture, projecting that next year’s revenue will fall around $3.7 billion short.  That means lawmakers will either have to raise revenue or cut spending by about 20%.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Fri December 10, 2010

Perdue, GOP Agree On Slimmer State Payroll

Gov. Perdue
Credit Laura Leslie

Republican leaders are praising a new proposal by Governor Bev Perdue to streamline state government, cut state payrolls, and save millions of dollars. Laura Leslie reports.

Incoming Republican leaders are applauding a new plan by Governor Bev Perdue to streamline state government, cut state jobs, and save millions of dollars.

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