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Gov. Perdue signs Executive Order to restore federal unemployment benefits for 47,000

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Gov. Bev Perdue is bypassing state lawmakers and clearing the way for the extension of federal unemployment benefits to some 47,000 North Carolinians who were caught in a tug-of-war between the governor and legislators. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover Co. Emergency Management Director briefs President Obama on hurricane season

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videoGov. Bev Perdue met with President Barack Obama today, the first day of the official hurricane season. Perdue took along New Hanover County Emergency Management Director Warren Lee as well. WWAY was the only Wilmington media outlet at the White House to talk with the participants about hurricane preparedness. Full story...
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Temporary taxes expire, TAs stay in new Senate budget plan; Governor has concerns

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North Carolina lawmakers have come up with a budget plan that could bypass long negotiations between Republicans and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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House, Senate budget deal would save teaching assistants

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The chief budget-writer in the North Carolina House says a potential deal to finalize a budget with the Senate would preserve funding for teaching assistant positions in the public schools. Full story...
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NC Senate committees begin discussing budget bill

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Senate Republicans unveiling their $19 billion plan for North Carolina state government say there's plenty for Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue to like in this budget, and they hope it's enough to win her signature. Full story...
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NC residents urged to prepare for hurricane season

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says residents should take this week to get prepared for hurricane season that starts next month. Full story...
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POLITICO: Perdue's son accuses fundraiser of adultery

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The son of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has taken to Facebook to accuse a fundraiser for likely Republican candidate Pat McCrory of adultery. Full story...
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Poll: Perdue job approval under 50%

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s job approval rating stands at 46 percent among North Carolina voters, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. Full story...
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Gov. says budget battle for education is not a partisan issue, it's philosophical

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The budget battle in Raleigh is coming down to the wire, and Gov. Bev Perdue says things will start getting dicey on June 30. Full story...
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Perdue: Budget plan a "race to the bottom" for NC education

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video When we asked Gov. Perdue about what will happen with the budget, since there seems to be no common ground between Democrats and Republicans in Raleigh, she chose to focus her answer on the importance of education. Full story...
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Governor to visit Belville Elementary

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Gov. Bev Perdue will visit Belville Elementary School near Leland today. Communities in Schools of Brunswick County says the governor will be at the school around 3:30 p.m. to visit its After School program. Full story...
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NC Senate looking to spend more on UNC system

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The development of a North Carolina state budget is taking a slightly different path now that senators have started meeting in committees after the House approved its plan last week. Full story...
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NC education governance is shifted in House bill

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The debate over who should lead North Carolina's public education system has returned to the General Assembly in a bill that would shift authority to the statewide elected superintendent. Full story...
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NC Senate head: Jobless funds standoff continues

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The leader of the North Carolina Senate says there's no change in the political faceoff with Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue over extending unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. Full story...
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PERDUE OP-ED: House budget a rotten apple for educators

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In an editorial, Gov. Bev Perdue has some sharp criticism for legislative leaders and the House budget proposal. Full story...
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