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Perdue Releases Statement On Budget Override

By Anna Bulszewicz
Published On: Jul 03 2012 03:23:11 AM CDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Gov. Beverly Perdue's attempt to reject the Legislature's budget bill for North Carolina state government has been defeated for the second year in a row.

Perdue Releases Statement On Budget Override:

"The General Assembly forced a flawed budget on the people of North Carolina today. Under their budget, schools will receive $190 million less next year than they received this year; economic development initiatives to help companies create jobs in the biotech and manufacturing sectors will go unfunded; and North Carolina families will be less safe because there won't be enough probation officers. I tried repeatedly to reach a bipartisan compromise with the leaders of the General Assembly to improve their budget, but they chose confrontation over compromise. This budget doesn't do enough to invest in our future; it isn't good enough for North Carolina."