Uncategorized

Governor vetoes budget that would cause “generational damage” (video)

Governor Bev Perdue ended the suspense on Sunday afternoon and vetoed the $19.7 billion budget put forth by the Republican-controlled legislature. Perdue told reporters:

“I will not put my name on a plan that so blatantly ignores the values of North Carolina’s people.”

Together NC, a coalition of 130-plus groups, praised Governor Perdue’s decision and called on lawmakers to sustain the veto. Here’s a portion of their press release:

“Gov. Perdue was also correct on two crucial points. First, the most devastating cuts could have been avoided simply by maintaining the penny sales tax. Simply preserving the revenue we have would make a huge difference to schools, health systems, and public safety in North Carolina. Second, Gov. Perdue is correct that the budget she favors would be better-suited to protect schools than the legislative budget she has vetoed today.”

To watch Gov. Perdue veto the budget bill click below. To read the text of her full statement, click here.

One Comment


  1. Doug Gibson

    June 13, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I’m not so much interested in videos. What the Governor’s office needs to do is put out a clear comparison – in a two-column table, say – of the funding priorities of her budget vs. the NCGA’s. Republicans are spinning the difference between the two as minimal.

Check Also

Co-chairs discuss scope of legislative committee to study school safety

House Speaker Tim Moore announced the appointments Tuesday ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

North Carolina’s public school system is one of the lowest funded in the nation when adjusted for co [...]

Last week, a teenager in Florida opened fire in a high school and killed 17 people. Nikolas Cruz, 19 [...]

Students, faculty and staff at UNC continue protest the Chapel Hill campus’ Confederate monument, “S [...]

On a sultry day last September, Megan Stilley arrived at Lanier Farms, a large swine operation in ru [...]

In “Lessons on political speech, academic freedom, and university governance from the new North Caro [...]

Cracks are forming in the NRA’s death grip on American politics At some point, it’s going to happen. [...]

As the General Assembly wraps up its weirdly timed and generally ill-conceived winter session, it wo [...]

The post Dumb & Dumber & Dumbest appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]