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Perdue plans to veto General Assembly’s budget

A day after issuing her list of the Top 20 flaws in the state budget,  Governor Bev Perdue announced Friday morning she would veto the legislature’s budget.

Perdue says the state budget is about values and priorities, and the Republican-crafted spending plan leaves many needs unmet.

She took the legislative leadership to task for leaving $336 million in tax breaks in the budget for lobbying firms, lawyers, and other wealthy businesses, while giving public schools $190 million less to work with in the coming year.

Perdue also criticized lawmakers for failing to fund compensation for victims of the state’s now defunct eugenics program.

The Governor told reporters her veto is intended to bring budget-writers back to the table to work toward a better spending plan in the remaining days of the short session.

This is the second straight year that Perdue has vetoed the General Assembly’s budget.

13 Comments

  1. david esmay

    June 29, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Thank you, Governor. The new GOTP leadership in the GA has proven time and again that they have no business in state government.

  2. frances

    June 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Another reason Perdue is the most unpopular governor in the nation.

  3. david esmay

    June 29, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Why frances? Because she stood up for the people of NC and against the teathuglicans in the GA.

  4. david esmay

    June 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Bev’s got a long way to go to catch up to Chris “I want to eat yer baby” Christie and Mitch Daniels.

  5. Frances Jenkins

    June 30, 2012 at 7:58 am

    David,
    You are a brick shy of a full deck. Get some anger management. Neither the NCAE nor the State Employees wanted this budget vetoed.

    Unlike you, I do not want my enemies to suffer. Perdue looked so defeated in the last two pictures. She is in the worst of all worlds. Rejected by her national and state party and hated by her own people, she was never quite ready for the job. She did not help her cause when her staff with or without her knowledge involved themself in Papergate. Sad!

  6. david esmay

    June 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Frances all you do is mine the civitas website for talking points and then come to Policy Watch to spew right-wing vitriol. You add nothing to any discussion of issues, sad. Your obsessive compulsive hatred of Bev Perdue is disturbing. You exist in the twisted world of right wing ideology, filled with tabloid scenarios, increasingly absurd pronouncements, repudiating morality, all the while, trying to lay claim to it.

  7. Frances Jenkins

    June 30, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    A brick shy, no doubt

  8. Doug

    July 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    If you want to see the results of Obama/Dumbocratic ideas, look no further than California. After years of Dumbocratic leadership, the state has very high unemployment,very high taxes, super high utility rates, crumbling infrastructure,low-rated public education,huge budget deficits, and cities filing for bankruptcy. Businesses and wealthy folks are simply leaving the state, and the middle class is now nothing but the public sector unions who are draining what they can out of the system. The state has been reduced to the well off, and the very poor who continue to receive generous benefits, and will never leave the state. What a mess david. Do you want North Carolina to be like that ?

  9. Frances Jenkins

    July 2, 2012 at 8:01 am

    He must check with Progress NC, NC Policy Watch or Progressive Pulse. He only repeats their philosophy and he cannot think outside the box for himself. Shame! Shame!

  10. Frank Burns

    July 2, 2012 at 9:48 am

    We should say that Gov Perdue is easily influenced by the advocacy (Democratic base) groups. Good sense and logical process were never the Governor’s strong suits.

  11. david esmay

    July 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

    You want see the Teathuglican economic model in action, look at Ireland, or rather the collapse of the Irish economy after implementing the regressive policies of the right.

  12. david esmay

    July 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Didn’t Cali’s last returdlican governor run up unprecedented debts and deficits?

  13. david esmay

    July 2, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Berger, Tillis and the rest of their ilk will turn NC into Mississippi, do you really want that Doug?