Gov. Bev Perdue (page 6)

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    Perdue vetoes bill on death penalty; override sought

    Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed the bill that sought to tighten up the Racial Justice Act. The bill, however, passed both chambers of the General Assembly by veto-proof margins, and legislative leaders have indicated they will seek a veto override. Said Perdue in her statement: “As long…
    Barry Smith, June 28, 2012
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    In case you missed him …

    John Hood discussed state budget developments involving Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Republican state legislative leaders during Wednesday night’s edition of News 14 Carolina’s “Capital Tonight.”…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2012
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    CMS predicted to be in the running for federal grant

    The Obama administration has launched a Race to the Top competition for school districts (RTT-D).  School districts will compete for $400 million in federal moola. Previously, only states could apply for Race to the Top (RttT) funds.  North Carolina received a four-year, $400 million RttT grant in 2010.
    Terry Stoops, June 27, 2012
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    Berger, Tillis to Perdue: Tell us what you’re going to do

    The top leaders in the N.C. House and Senate urged Gov. Beverly Perdue this morning to tell them whether she plans to sign their state budget plan, veto it, or allow it to become law without her signature. State House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, and Senate President Pro Tem Phil…
    Mitch Kokai, June 27, 2012
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    New at CJO: Perdue asks legislature for more school money

    Barry Smith reports on this afternoon’s hastily called press conference at which Gov. Bev Perdue asked the Republican leaders in the General Assembly to rewrite the state budget and add funding for public schools. Read his CJ Online news report here.
    Rick Henderson, June 26, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about Perdue aide Pryor Gibson’s description of the process that led to controversial DOT letters linked to toll roads. Roy Cordato’s guest Daily Journal explores the false notion that government austerity measures slow economic growth.
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2012
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    NC Constitution and SBE appointments

    According to a recent article about the failure of the General Assembly to approve Governor Perdue’s appointments to the State Board of Education, …ignoring the appointments for more than a year runs counter to what the state Constitution intends and how the state should be run, said Phil Kirk,…
    Terry Stoops, June 13, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks about his new book, The Road to Freedom. Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online about Gov. Beverly Perdue’s proposal to “tax the heck out of” sweepstakes businesses across…
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2012