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Taxes, layoffs are issues in NC House budget

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The House has started its debate on a proposed North Carolina state budget pushed by Republicans who call it a right-sized plan that makes sure government lives within its means. Full story...
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NC House spending plan considered by budget panel

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North Carolina House members are picking at a state budget proposal largely written by Republicans that critics say make deep cuts in public education and health programs but GOP leaders say protects classroom teachers and health services for the poor. Full story...
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Higher fees in NC budget bill gets panel review

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House Republicans are taking the next step toward completing their version of the North Carolina state government budget by next week. Full story...
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THE RANT: New Hanover Co. goes from "financially strong" in February to $1.8 million in the hole in April. How???

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Two months ago, Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield said New Hanover County was "financially strong." Now Barfield says the county is almost $2 million in the hole and wants to raise property taxes. MR. BARFIELD, WHAT IS GOING ON? 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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Democrats pan GOP plan for schools, Smart Start

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House Democrats say the $1.2 billion in proposed education cuts next year rolled out by Republican counterparts this week are reckless and could lead to more than 20,000 job losses unless the GOP agrees to extend some of the temporary taxes set to expire. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council looks at ways to tighten budget

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video At a budget work session today, Mayor Bill Saffo said he thinks there will be much debate over changes to the system. He said although the decision to adjust the budget may not be easy, it is necessary. Full story...
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NC education budget options elicit sharp response

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Eliminating $1.3 billion in temporary taxes for next year's North Carolina state budget is leading to some sobering options about where to cut, particularly in public education. Full story...
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GOP legislators say Perdue can't take $100M

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Republican legislators say Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue is threatening the prompt return of income tax refunds to North Carolina residents by borrowing money in a way that violates the state constitution. Full story...
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NHCS budget would cut jobs, close Virgo

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's state budget plan means a $13 million cut to New Hanover County Schools. But with the state legislature leaning toward an even larger number, Superintendent Tim Markley says he's prepared for up to $20 million worth of cuts. Full story...
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Social Security workers protest proposed cuts

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video It's hard times all around, and the federal government is feeling the squeeze as it is forced to make tough decisions when it comes to the budget. Today a group in Wilmington protested what may come of this battle. Full story...
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Check out Dr. Markley's 2011-12 budget for New Hanover County Schools

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Here's a link to check our Dr. Tim Markley's upcoming budget for New Hanover County Schools... Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Gov. Perdue cutting CFCC Marine Tech Program because it's "high cost"

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video It's the crown jewel of Cape Fear Community College. The Marine Technology program has been around for more than 45 years, but now it's on the budget chopping block. But now the governor says she is not targeting the program... totally. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Goolsby says US 17 signs would replace old ones; DOT says probably not

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Sen. Thom Goolsby says his plan to rename US 17 will not spend unnecessary money. Today Goolsby clarified his bill, which calls for $100,000 in DOT money to pay for new signs. The senator says the legislation will only replace signs that are in need of repair. Those signs would then have the name "US Marine Corps Highway." Full story...
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McIntyre hopes to avoid government shutdown

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Southeastern North Carolina's representative in Congress says as an eternal optimist, he does not think the federal government will shut down. Full story...
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