Governor previews her nearly $21 Billion budget on You Tube (video)

Governor Bev Perdue officially rolls out her budget today, seeking support for a 3/4-cent sales tax increase to restore funding to public education after last year’s deep cuts put forth by the Republican-controlled legislature.

Perdue said in a You Tube video released Wednesday afternoon that her $20.9 billion budget will help save or create 11,000 new education positions across the state.

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger promptly dismissed the idea, saying tax increases are not the direction the legislature will be moving during the short session.

You can watch Governor Perdue’s budget preview below:

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