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Budget

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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New Hanover commissioners spending money to talk money

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video Economic issues are something New Hanover County commissioners have struggled a lot with lately. So why are they spending more than $35,000 to hire a professional facilitator to run a planning session to talk about their money problems? Full story...
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Pender County in good financial shape despite storm

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video Keeping you safe during the snowstorm and other weather events is not free. Counties have to pay for the equipment, materials, and of course the man power. Often times people don't stop and think what something may cost when they are in a time of need. The fact is that the emergency services used this past week cost money and can affect a county's budget. Full story...
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Detailed New Hanover budget available online

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The New Hanover County Budget Department has made details of the Fiscal Year 2010/2011 budget available on the Internet. Full story...
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NC lawmakers get grim news on school cut options

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North Carolina lawmakers facing hard budget decisions for a third year in a row have received potential spending cuts that include eliminating thousands of jobs, creating larger classes and offering fewer courses. Full story...
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City holds final budget education meeting

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Attendees will hear a presentation about the budget and will have the opportunity to discuss questions and concerns in small group discussions with city staff Full story...
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Wilmington uses online game to get budget feedback

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video Ever wish you could suggest how to spend city money or even take an axe to the budget? Now's your chance to start sharpening that axe. City leaders are working on Wilmington's next budget, and they want your input. Full story...
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Wilmington holds first budget education meeting tonight

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Wilmington residents have a chance tonight to learn about the city's budget in the first of three education meetings. City staff will make presentations about the budget and discuss questions and concerns. Full story...
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