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Perdue says Democrats will side with her on budget

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's confident she'll have enough Democrats on her side when a final North Carolina state budget gets to her desk. Full story...
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Legislature makes new deal on state worker insurance

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The General Assembly has reached a new agreement on how to close a half billion-dollar funding gap for North Carolina's state employee health insurance plan for the next two years. But it's not yet clear whether Gov. Bev Perdue will go along two weeks after she vetoed an earlier package. Full story...
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State Republicans want to know why Gov. Perdue was at a horse race while storms devastated state

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Given the inconsistencies and many unanswered questions from Governor Perdue and her staff regarding the events of Saturday, April 16, 2011, the North Carolina Republican Party has officially requested all documents concerning, referencing, or pertaining to travel by Governor Perdue from the Office of the Governor. Full story...
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Helmet requirements loosened for adult ATV drivers

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North Carolina legislators have agreed to exempt adult drivers of all-terrain vehicles from helmet and eye protection requirements while riding on private property. Full story...
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Lawmakers suspend plastic bag ban in Outer Banks

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North Carolina lawmakers have suspended a plastic bag ban for the Outer Banks to help a grocery store chain whose distribution center was destroyed by last weekend's deadly tornadoes. Full story...
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Governor requests disaster declaration as death toll from storms climbs

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Gov. Bev Perdue this morning submitted requests to President Obama and US Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack asking them to declare a disaster in 18 counties in North Carolina. This comes after Gov. Perdue visited nine of the most heavily damaged counties and personally witnessed the property loss and agricultural damage wrought by Saturday’s tornadoes and severe storms. Full story...
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NC jobless take on Perdue jobless benefits veto

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North Carolina residents who just lost unemployment benefits are protesting a political faceoff that halted extended help for 37,000 jobless. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue orders US and NC flags to be lowered to honor tornado victims and responders

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Gov. Bev Perdue has ordered that all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff in tribute to victims of the deadly tornadoes that swept through the state on Saturday and the countless responders who have saved lives and prevented additional injury. Full story...
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THE RANT: Perdue's spokespeople still don't agree on where Governor was Saturday during storm

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Where was Gov. Bev Perdue Saturday while storms were pounding her state? Folks in her communications office, who's job it is to "communicate," can't even get THEIR story straight. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue meets victims in NC's hardest-hit area

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Gov. Bev Perdue is meeting with families and victims in areas of eastern North Carolina that were most devastated by deadly tornadoes. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue: Never seen anything like storm toll

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's never seen anything like the destruction caused by a storm system that claimed at least 21 lives statewide. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue tours destruction in Bladen County

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Governor Bev Perdue came to Bladen County to witness the damage herself. She says right now, 22 are confirmed dead and 80 more are seriously injured in the state. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue declares state of emergency

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Gov. Bev Perdue declared a state of emergency for North Carolina following storms that generated tornadoes across the state. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue to veto jobless benefits, cuts

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Gov. Bev Perdue is vetoing legislation that would keep unemployment benefits flowing for about 37,000 long-term jobless workers but also force her to accept a double-digit budget cut. Full story...
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NC leaders jockey in jobless benefits showdown

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Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue are weighing who'll get the blame if unemployment benefits for about 37,000 long-term jobless workers are cut off. Full story...
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