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State Budget

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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Alcohol and cigarettes could cost more statewide; universities to cut 500 jobs if state budget passes

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videoPart of Governor Perdue's budget plan includes upping taxes on cigarettes and alcohol. The proposed “sin tax” would generate more than 400 million dollars for the weak state budget. Full story...
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Sin Tax and money for education highlight Perdue's proposed budget

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videoGovernor Bev Perdue unveiled her proposed state budget Tuesday. Creating jobs and stabilizing our state's economy are a few of her top priorities. Despite the state facing the worst budget crunch in decades, Perdue is hoping to close a multi-billion dollar gap in the state's budget.

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NC lawmakers to go home for weekend without budget

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The North Carolina Legislature will adjourn for the July 4 weekend without passing a state budget. Full story...
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