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NC lawmakers make pitch for Perdue to sign budget

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The leaders of the North Carolina Legislature want Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue to sign their state budget adjustment plan into law soon so school districts, local governments and businesses have more certainty about planning for the coming year. Full story...
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For now, Perdue won't discuss plans on budget bill

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Gov. Bev Perdue is asking Republican legislative leaders to try harder to find more money for public education after she says their budget bill falls short. Full story...
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Legislature awaits Perdue decisions on bills

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The North Carolina General Assembly is playing a waiting game with Gov. Bev Perdue and her responses to three significant bills on her desk as they prepare to leave town, possibly for the rest of the year. Full story...
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City says bond refi to save $2M

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Refinancing bonds should save Wilmington millions. The city says it recently refinanced four bonds, combining them into one 30-year bond. Full story...
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NC budget deal receives final legislative OK

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The North Carolina Legislature has agreed to a state government spending plan for next year that's now heading to Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's desk. Full story...
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No money for eugenics compensation in budget, local victim not giving up hope

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video Compensation for victims of the North Carolina eugenics program was cut from next year’s budget. Victims of forced sterilization were supposed to get $50,000 each after a panel approved a $10 million compensation package. Full story...
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City budget passes in unanimous vote

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City council unanimously approved next year's budget in a second reading. Full story...
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New fee would tax race runners in Wilmington

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video Runners may soon have to shell out more cash for their hobby. The proposed fee is part of Wilmington's recommended budget for the upcoming year. It would require all city race participants to pay an extra dollar for each race they run. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners approve budget, honor retiring manager

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New Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved next year's budget today. Commissioners also honored many retiring county employees at today's meeting, including long time County Manager Bruce Shell. Full story...
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NC Senate gives final approval to its budget plan

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The Senate and House have now approved competing budget bills for North Carolina state government for the coming year. The Senate on Thursday completed the final required votes for a proposed $20 billion plan, approving the Republican-developed proposal on a party-line vote. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sterilization victim reacts to absent compensation bill in Senate budget

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video Elnora Mills was sterilized at age 16. She thinks it happened while in surgery to have her appendix removed. Two years later she found out. Though a bill passed through the state House last week, money for Mills and other eugenics victims is not in the Senate's budget. Full story...
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NC Senate gives tentative approval to $20B budget

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The North Carolina Senate has agreed along party lines to a $20 billion budget bill for next year that Republican plan authors say puts the state on stronger fiscal footing but Democrats derided as sending the wrong message on education. Full story...
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CFPUA board approves budget, employee raises

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video While many government employees have gone years without a raise, workers at the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority can expect a pay hike soon. Full story...
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NC Senate budget approved by committee

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The North Carolina Senate's largest committee has moved along the Republicans' budget proposal for next year without making changes sought by advocates for the public schools and the prevention of teen smoking and adolescent pregnancy. Full story...
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NC Senate spends less than House in budget changes

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North Carolina state Senate leaders are taking a more cautious approach to proposed budget adjustments than the House by spending less and setting aside more money in reserve in case Medicaid costs get out of hand. Full story...
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