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Bev Perdue

Gov. Perdue's statement about decision not to run for re-election

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Governor Perdue has released a statement regarding her decision not to run for re-election. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach mayor, school board chair disagree on sales tax increase plan

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videoGov. Bev Perdue’s proposed sales tax increase to help fund public education has made her unpopular with many voters. However, mayors throughout the state, including a few in our area are banning together in support of the tax increase. Full story...
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Mayor Saffo, other local mayors, support Gov. Perdue's proposal to raise taxes

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Mayors from across North Carolina, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti, who every day see in their schools the damage from the General Assembly’s education cuts, have issued an open letter asking the people of North Carolina to support Gov. Perdue’s plan to reverse the deep and unnecessary cuts the Republican-controlled General Assembly imposed on our schools. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue rejects Sen. Berger's tax hike debate

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has dismissed an invitation by legislative leaders to debate her sales tax increase proposal, calling it a political stunt. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue's sales tax increase is not popular

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she is eying an increase in the state sales tax to help pay for education. "I am suggesting today, and I am going to fight for today, for our children's future by doing a fraction of a penny for progress for schools and for children to invest in public schools, universities and colleges," Perdue said Tuesday. Full story...
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Perdue wants higher sales tax for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will include a temporary sales tax increase to restore education cuts made by the Republican-led General Assembly when they let a similar tax expire last July. Full story...
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Perdue seeking loans for NC tornado victims

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Gov. Bev Perdue is asking the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide low-interest loans to residents of Burke and Rutherford counties who suffered losses from this week's tornadoes. Full story...
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Perdue: MLK wouldn't like voter ID, education cuts

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Gov. Bev Perdue says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would be troubled by efforts in North Carolina to require photo identification to vote and by education spending reductions. Full story...
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Perdue paying more for plane use for politics

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Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign has been paying more recently for flights on North Carolina state aircraft when she's attended political events as she seeks re-election this year. Full story...
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MLK weekend for NC workers begins with observance

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North Carolina state workers will begin the Rev. Martin Luther King holiday weekend with the annual observance of the civil rights leader's accomplishments and how public employees are living out a legacy of improving race and human relations. Full story...
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