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Budget

NC schools' Atkinson testifies to Congress on cuts

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North Carolina's elected public schools cheerleader is on Capitol Hill describing the effect on education if Congress fails to restructure broad budget cuts coming at the end of the year. Full story...
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Lt. Gov. Dalton declines pay raise in NC budget

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Democratic gubernatorial nominee Walter Dalton has refused a roughly $1,500 pay increase that the lieutenant governor and other North Carolina Council of State members received in the new budget. Full story...
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ABC Board shares increased profits with local government

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More booze in New Hanover County means more money in local government coffers. New Hanover County's Alcohol Beverage Control Board saw a more than six-percent increase in sales in the last fiscal year. The ABC Board will distribute more of its profits to local governments than in the year before. Full story...
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Brisson, Hill set to join Republicans to override Perdue's budget veto

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Republicans in the General Assembly will need some help from across the aisle to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of the state budget, and it looks like they may already have half the votes they need from our area. Full story...
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Perdue vetoing Republican budget adjustments

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video North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue is vetoing the Republican budget bill for the second year in a row. Perdue announced her decision Friday on the budget adjustments for the coming year that's been on her desk since last week. Full story...
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Perdue tries to get lawmakers moving on budget

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue is trying again to persuade Republican legislative leaders to negotiate with her so that changes for next year's North Carolina state budget will take effect on time. Full story...
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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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