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Budget

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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Budget tops list of items at NC mayors meeting

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The state budget picture and its local implications will be tops on the discussion list for the leaders of North Carolina's biggest cities. Full story...
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Senate panel disagrees with Perdue on estate tax

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A key North Carolina Senate committee has declined to follow a recommendation from Gov. Beverly Perdue's budget proposal that would have generated an extra $80 million next year in estate taxes. Full story...
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UNCW saving money by saving energy

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video While some costs continue to rise, UNC Wilmington is finding ways to make cuts in a good way by saving money while saving energy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 FROM RALEIGH: Perdue unveils $20B budget for next year

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video Gov. Bev Perdue announced this morning how she plan to close a multi-billion-dollar budget gap. Her budget plan eliminates thousands of jobs and keeps most of a temporary states sales tax increase for the next two years. But if anyone came out on top with the governor's budget, it's teachers. Full story...
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Inmate paint job saves tax dollars

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The New Hanover County Jail is getting a makeover, and it's coming on the cheap. The sheriff is using inmate volunteers to save tax payers money. Full story...
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Perdue's budget plan cuts CFCC Marine Tech program

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video Gov. Bev Perdue released a budget plan today that preserves public teaching jobs. But she still found ways to cut back on education. Perdue wants eight specialized programs from community colleges throughout the state eliminated. Included in that list is the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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NC budget woes may cut subsidy for working poor

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Tough budget times may end a state tax subsidy program that put more than $50 million into the pockets of the working poor in North Carolina last year. Full story...
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Governor unveils interactive budget challenge

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It's not Monopoly, but Gov. Bev Perdue has a serious game to try your skill at balancing North Carolina's budget before she rolls out her own plan. Full story...
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NC state workers offer $10B-plus in savings ideas

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Ending special corporate tax breaks, consolidating health services and allowing four-day workweeks are among ideas the union representing North Carolina state employees says could close next year's budget gap without layoffs. Full story...
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NC state workers offer budget savings ideas

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The union representing North Carolina state employees says it's received some big ideas from members about how to close the budget gap. Full story...
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Gov. Bev Perdue promises to help small businesses and keep teachers

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video Gov. Bev Perdue is dealing with a budget deficit of more than $2 billion dollars so cuts will be made, but the question is what will face the chopping block? Full story...
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NC Legislature gives final OK to savings bill

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The Republican-led Legislature has set up a veto showdown with Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue over a budget-savings plan. Full story...
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NC House to vote on bill tapping reserve funds

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The first budget-balancing decision facing North Carolina lawmakers could tell Gov. Beverly Perdue to find at least $400 million in savings by the end of June off a $19 billion spending plan. Full story...
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Lawmakers ready to debate money-saving plan

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Senate Republicans are demanding that Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's administration turn in some money it uses to lure companies to build or expand in North Carolina so it can help close next year's budget. Full story...
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