Monthly Archives: February 2011

YOUR TURN, MY TURN

When representatives of the Governor’s budget team presented her $19.2 million proposal, the General Assembly appropriations committees had their chance to weigh in. And they did. The presentations, of course, were civil. But the response of chairs was something like, … Continue reading

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SEEING RED

After all, it was on Valentine’s Day when Gov. Beverly Perdue presented her “State of the State” speech to the North Carolina General Assembly. Dressed in red and standing in the well of the House Chamber, Gov. Perdue looked over … Continue reading

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REPUBLICANS: ‘WE HAVE A ROADMAP’

Republicans, fulfilling a promise in the last elections, have demonstrated business-like efficiency in development of a business plan for the 2011 General Assembly. This week, the leadership handed out calendars for the House and Senate Appropriations process. And so far, … Continue reading

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MAKING THE TRAINS RUN ON TIME

Appropriations subcommittees are meeting and Finance committees are gathering data about the state’s current financial health. New General Assembly leaders have released a calendar that calls for the budget to be sent to the Governor by June 2. The schedule … Continue reading

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