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Governor Beverly Perdue seems to be trying to have it both ways on the provisions in the State Health Plan that subject state employees to random mouth swabs to verify they are not smoking and charging workers more if their weight is deemed out of line.

Perdue told NBC 17 [1]

The health plan is done by the General Assembly and someday I’m hopeful to have that changed. I’ve never been a fan of how decisions are made for premium changes.

The health plan is done by the General Assembly, but legislation to change it must be signed by the Governor and Perdue signed the bill that authorized the random checks for smoking and obesity.