Gov. Bev Perdue (page 8)

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    Perdue pitches plan to raise taxes “for the children”

    Tomorrow, Governor Bev Perdue will present a proposed budget that raises the state sales tax by three-quarters of a cent. She proposes using the revenue generated from the tax increase to boost education spending by about $800 million.  This would include a $650 million increase for public schools, an…
    Terry Stoops, May 9, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that concerns about Gov. Beverly Perdue’s widespread unpopularity have prompted two of her former associates to ask for special treatment during jury selection for their upcoming trials on campaign finance charges. John Hood’s Daily Journal offers some (sort of)…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2012
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    Tar Heel Troubles for Democrats?

    On Chuck Todd’s MSNBC program, political analyst Stuart Rothenberg expands on the insights from this Roll Call column suggesting that it may have been a mistake for Democrats to pick Charlotte to host their presidential nominating convention. Mentioned prominently: the unpopularity of Gov. Bev Perdue. Shameless self-promotion: Carolina Journal’s…
    Rick Henderson, May 2, 2012
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    Are Perdue’s prospective Democratic successors attacking her budget?

    Top Democratic gubernatorial candidates Walter Dalton, Bob Etheridge, and Bill Faison would say no. But Republican N.C. House Majority Leader Paul Stam, R-Wake, says an attack on the Republican state budget can’t be much different than attacking Perdue’s proposed 2011-12 budget. Why? An email from Stam offers the following explanation.
    Mitch Kokai, April 18, 2012
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    A.G. sides with legislature in its feud with Perdue over ferry tolls

    A new opinion from Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office takes the General Assembly’s side in the debate with the Perdue administration over new state ferry tolls. “We believe that an Executive Order which directly conflicts with a law enacted by the General Assembly raises substantial concerns…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2012
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    N&O uses report to target Republicans

    According to an article published in the News & Observer, North Carolina dropped in annual rankings of state pre-kindergarten programs published by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).  In the third paragraph of the piece, News & Observer reporter Lynn Bonner acknowledged that the NIEER rankings did…
    Terry Stoops, April 10, 2012
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    A new way to look at public education in North Carolina

    Courtesy of Parents for Educational Freedom in NC (PEFNC):…
    Terry Stoops, April 4, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that the U.S. Department of Labor is reviewing security of its unemployment data after a controversy involving North Carolina’s sharing of the data before its official release date. John Hood’s Daily Journal explores left-leaning politicians’ and pundits’ exaggeration of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2012