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Budget

Perdue's proposal uses higher tax for schools

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Gov. Bev Perdue's proposed budget adjustments for next year would use most of the proceeds from a sales tax increase to restore cuts North Carolina school districts have been forced to make and to reduce class sizes in early grades. Full story...
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Perdue unveils details of teacher pay raise

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will contain an experience-based pay increase for North Carolina public school teachers last given to educators in 2008. Full story...
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As Hollywood East booms, Perdue proposes $1M to train movie crew

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video The state's film incentive has caused a big problem for North Carolina, but it's a good one to have. We have so many productions underway, it's getting tough to find local crew members to work on set. Gov. Bev Perdue says $1 million could provide a solution. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council discusses next year's budget

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Wilmington City Council is ironing out next year's budget. Council members took a look back at the last fiscal year, while planning for the 2012-2013 budget this morning. Full story...
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Perdue continues drumbeat on education money

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Gov. Bev Perdue's verbal drumbeat in support of raising additional revenues for the public schools next year is heading to one of the big technology companies located in North Carolina. Full story...
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Perdue asks sterilization victims to come forward

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Gov. Bev Perdue is asking victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program to come forward as she puts together a budget that includes compensation for them. Full story...
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Perdue wants more education funds from lawmakers

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue says Republicans leading the Legislature need to repair spending cuts in public education or North Carolina's school children will face the consequences of even fewer classroom instructors. Full story...
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As governor, legislature fight for ferry fares, business owners worry

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videoIt hasn't happened yet, but riding a ferry in North Carolina could soon cost more. The legislature required the Department of Transportation to raise more revenue from ferry riders, but a recent executive order by the governor has temporarily stopped that plan. People in southport are still worried about the possibility of a hike. Full story...
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NC revenues remain ahead of targets for budget

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North Carolina state government revenues remain slightly ahead of projections during this fiscal year, but the Legislature's top economist warns that slow employment and potential recessions in other countries could drag collections down. Full story...
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Perdue says she'll order delay on NC "ferry tax"

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says she has the power to stop unpopular increases on ferry tolls at the coast with an executive order. Full story...
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Perdue to move $9M to fund 2,000 more in NC Pre-K

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's shifting money to enroll another 2,000 at-risk 4-year-olds in a state program that helps them catch up to their peers before entering kindergarten. Full story...
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NC telecommunications agency to shut down in April

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A North Carolina state agency that created videos for state government and got public service announcements on television is closing its doors in April because of cash flow problems. Full story...
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Report suggests closing, curbing state attractions

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The Legislature's fiscal watchdog agency says the state of North Carolina should close an Elizabeth City museum, a Kinston historic site and reduce operating hours at seven other locations to reduce operating expenses at attractions with high costs and low visitor traffic. Full story...
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Analysis: Obama sets up clash with GOP in budget

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President Barack Obama's new federal budget showcases the major priorities of his presidency and sets up the top battles that will be waged on both sides in the presidential campaign. Full story...
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Wilmington Mayor Saffo gives State of City address

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video Mayor Saffo took the time to reflect on last year, examining the issues and high points, while also looking forward to this year and what the future months will bring. He touched on several aspects from a controversial budget plan to crime rates. Full story...
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