Gov. Bev Perdue (page 29)

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    GOP to Perdue: Please leave a few pennies for our grandkids

    Rep. Ric Killian, R-Mecklenburg, is introducing legislation ordering the state Department of Transportation to reject any offer of “money” from Washington to build high-speed rail unless the project has been approved by the General Assembly. (Money quote from the N&O: The improvements will cut a projected 13 minutes from…
    Rick Henderson, March 22, 2011
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    An uphill climb for Bev Perdue?

    The headline from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling reads, Perdue or no Perdue, Dems would lose NC Gov today The governor’s approval rating has slipped back to 30 percent, while 52 percent disapprove of her performance. She would trail her 2008 GOP opponent Pat McCrory 50-36 if the…
    Rick Henderson, March 22, 2011
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    Perdue to allow school testing bill to become law without her signature

    Veto No. 3 will have to wait, as Gov. Beverly Perdue has decided not to challenge a bill to scrap four N.C. high school end-of-course tests. Terry Stoops has argued for a “repeal and replace” strategy that would allow for nationally normed tests to replace those…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2011
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    Budget transfers

    Live Blog The North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law explained to State Controller David McCoy why the governor cannot just transfer money from one account to another as she chooses to pay bills. This follows two earlier memos on transfers and the special objects clause of…
    Joseph Coletti, March 15, 2011
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    NCICL rebuts governor’s justification for money transfers

    From the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law: RALEIGH, NC. March 15, 2011—Today, lawyers with the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law (NCICL) received and reviewed a memorandum prepared by State Controller David McCoy in which he claims the Governor’s plan to raid the Employment Security Commission…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2011