Gov. Bev Perdue (page 5)

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    Cato gives Bev a C

    The Cato Institute’s new Fiscal Policy Report on America’s Governors gives North Carolina’s Beverly Perdue a C grade. Early in her tenure, Governor Perdue signed a giant package of tax increases that raised $1 billion annually. Middle-income households were hit with a 2 percent surtax on…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2012
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    The Dalton education plan: A few initial thoughts

    In next week’s newsletter, I’ll provide a more thorough overview of Walter Dalton’s new education plan, “Great Jobs Grow from Great Schools: Walter Dalton’s Education Plan: Building Momentum for a Better, Brighter and Stronger North Carolina.” Here are a few initial thoughts: Dalton’s idea to give every newborn a…
    Terry Stoops, October 4, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Beverly Perdue might use some of her remaining campaign cash to have her official papers compiled and published. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why “the chemistry wasn’t right” for Holden Thorp to succeed as UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor.
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2012
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    New at CJ Online: Second Perdue associate pleads guilty in campaign probe

    The latest Carolina Journal Online news report recounts the misdemeanor guilty plea entered Friday by Morganton attorney Julia Leigh Sitton, a former fundraiser and aide to Gov. Bev Perdue. Sitton was part of the criminal probe launched in the wake of suspicious flights Perdue took in 2007 and 2008.
    Rick Henderson, September 21, 2012
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina education officials recently rolled out the final round of data associated with the ABCs of public education program. Terry Stoops discusses the ABC results and the next step for North Carolina public school accountability during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Becki Gray recaps the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2012
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    Perdue to environmental zealots: I’m just not that into you

    Gov. Beverly Perdue’s decision to ignore professional left-of-center environmentalists’ complaints about three bills passed during the closing days of this year’s legislative session — including the controversial sea-level bill — brings to mind Steven Hayward’s description of the environmental movement: “the battered spouses of…
    Mitch Kokai, August 2, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about the General Assembly’s votes to override three of Gov. Beverly Perdue’s vetoes — on the state budget, fracking, and revisions to the Racial Justice Act. Troy Kickler’s Daily Journal probes the deeper meaning of the patriotic country song…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2012
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    In case you missed it …

    Barry Smith offered UNC TV’s “Legislative Week In Review” his expert analysis of the state budget battle between Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Republican legislative leaders, including Friday’s veto announcement. WTVD also asked the John Locke Foundation to respond to Gov, Bev Perdue’s state budget…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2012