Lynn Bonner of the News & Observer reports that because of accounting errors at DHHS the state now owes the federal government $300 million for taking too much in public hospital services. Senate Republican Leader Phil Berger responds to Bonner about the mistake: Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger, an Eden Republican, said the state should […]
From WRAL: Political observers question how much clout Governor Beverly Perdue has after a judge ruled against her schools CEO plan and lawmakers walked out on budget negotiations.
Raleigh, N.C. – After Governor Perdue issued a veiled veto threat late yesterday, Senate Democrats left a closed door budget meeting vowing to start from scratch on state budget negotiations. “Everything’s off the table. We were directed to start over.” said Sen. David Hoyle (D-Gaston), a key Democratic negotiator, after a meeting of the Senate […]
Berger Pledges Support for Veto Governor Perdue unveiled an original tax increase proposal of more than $500 million in March relying mostly on new taxes on cigarettes and alcohol. This came as a surprise to many since in her campaign for election she stated in October of 2008, “I don’t believe you can raise taxes […]
From WTVD in Raleigh: House and Senate Democrats in the North Carolina Legislature have signed off on a plan that would raise nearly $1 billion in taxes. The deal comes as they work towards n agreement on the state budget. House Speaker Joe Hackney said Wednesday fellow Democrats in his chamber are ready to support […]
Charlotte Mayor and former GOP gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory sat down with Rebecca Hall of WTVD in Raleigh to discuss the state budget and Democratic control of state government.
Senate Republican leader Phil Berger said the longer it takes to pass a budget, the better the chance for bad legislation. Berger was speaking at the weekly Republican news conference which has lately focused on the late state budget. Last week, Berger said the tardiness was a sign of incompetence. This week, he said the delay […]
Specifics of Democratic Plan Remain Shrouded in Secrecy Raleigh, N.C. – According to news reports, Democratic leaders have tentatively agreed on a spending package for the next fiscal year that will total $20.3 billion (including federal stimulus money). Democrats have said they plan to raise taxes on North Carolina families and businesses by $1 billion […]
By James Romoser Winston-Salem Journal The continued deadlock over North Carolina’s budget is beginning to affect important state services, nonprofit groups, local governments and others who depend on state money. The state’s new budget year began July 1, but Democratic leaders in the General Assembly were unable to agree on a final budget by then. […]