Gov. Bev Perdue, at 3:05 p.m. yesterday, Feb. 22, exercised her veto power to send SB 13, “The Balanced Budget Act of 2011,” back to the General Assembly, calling it a “one-time cash-grab.”
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Will the real budget deficit please stand still?
In a bit of a shell game, legislators continued to formulate their approach to the state’s budget deficit even as the governor announced that new projections had erased $1 billion of the originally predicted $3.7 billion shortfall for the next fiscal year. (The projected deficit was subsequently scaled down to $2.4 billion.) Meanwhile, the Legislature […]
Choice battles emerge in Legislature
With the release of Gov. Bev Perdue’s proposed 2011-2013 budget on Feb. 17, an important line was drawn.
Entering her fourth term in the N.C. General Assembly, Rep. Susan Fisher of the 114th District is the senior representative from Buncombe County. As a Democrat, however, she lost the leadership positions she held last year as Republicans took control of both houses of the Legislature in January. "None of the Democrats are seeing office-holding […]
Would the real budget deficit please stand still
In a bit of a shell game last week in the N.C. General Assembly, legislators continued to look for their own approach to the state’s budget deficit while the governor announced new deficit projections had erased $1 billion of the original $3.7 billion shortfall.
Democrat Susan Fisher describes the “new landscape” in a Republican-controlled Statehouse
Buncombe County’s senior representative in the North Carolina House sees an “interesting time” ahead for the next two years, but says the minority Democrats are working very well together.
Legislators argue money, praise Boy Scouts, and contemplate election law changes
In the midst of budgetary rancor, there was a trace of bipartisan support in the Legislature last week for reforming state election law and saluting the North Carolina’s Boy Scouts.
N.C. fiscal woes include $2.5 billion debt for unemployment benefits
To pay unemployment benefits, the state has borrowed approximately $2.5 billion from the federal government since 2009.
State legislative roundup: Total bills filed down by 12 percent so far this session
Windfall: The past week in the state legislature saw another host of new bills moved for such purposes as aiding public libraries and small businesses, and establishing wind-energy permitting procedures. Overall bill numbers this year are down, however, by around 12 percent, as the legislators economize on their ambitions.