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State Budget

House agrees on Republican penned budget

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The House has tentatively agreed to a $19 billion plus budget bill for next year, penned by Republicans, that would let expire a pair of temporary tax increases and received some Democratic support. Full story...
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House Republicans seek to finish step in NC budget

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House Republicans in North Carolina say they're almost ready to clear a key hurdle in the formation of a budget for the next two years that cuts more than $1 billion more than Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue proposed. Full story...
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Winter storms taking toll on state budget

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Gov. Beverly Perdue told reporters Tuesday at a Department of Transportation maintenance yard in Raleigh the state already has spent about $26 million of the $30 million set aside this fiscal year for storm-related recovery activities Full story...
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Governor wants to cut $1 billion from budget

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video Most state agencies would have spending cut an additional 5 to 7 percent starting in July, except for education. Full story...
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State budget about ready for approval

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videoThe much-delayed state budget is ready for the Governor's signature. After weeks of going back and forth, the House and Senate cast their final votes. Governor Perdue says she will approve the budget by the end of the week. Full story...
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State budget vote today

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We could finally have a state budget by the end of the week. The House and Senate gave preliminary approval to the $19 billion spending plan yesterday with a final vote scheduled today. Full story...
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R.C. Soles sees state budget go "back to square one"

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There is still no state budget as lawmakers are "back to square one" in the words of Senator RC Soles. Soles said the process had to start over after Governor Bev Perdue "strongly hinted"...

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Governor visits New Hanover Co. Monday

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For the second time this month Governor Bev Perdue visits New Hanover County today. The governor will hold an education rally at the Minnie Evans Arts Center on Halyburton Memorial Parkway. Full story...
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Want to voice your opinion on state spending?

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The North Carolina House is hosting a public hearing to get input on the state budget. House members want to hear from regular folks who are not normally engaged in the process. Full story...
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Wilmington Residential Facility for Women could be shut down

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videoA local women's correctional facility is in danger of being shut down. Governor Perdue’s proposed budget recommends closing seven minimum-security prisons in North Carolina, including the Wilmington Residential Facility for Women. Full story...
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