Gov. Gardner made major changes to North Carolina during Depression

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As governor of North Carolina from 1929 to 1933, O. Max Gardner was dealt the hand of confronting the effects of the Great Depression. He took control of a state saddled with debt, responding by commissioning a report by the Brookings Institution on how to cut government costs as well as cut local property taxes. Read Article

Governor-elect using pages from former governor Gardner

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Just weeks away from taking the helm of a state confronting the most serious economic mess it has faced since perhaps the 1930s, Governor-elect Beverly Perdue is undergoing a self-taught history lesson for guidance. As part of her late-night reading, she has devoured all she has been able to find on O. Max Gardner, the governor who led North Carolina … Read More

The First 100 Days

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Our new Governor will immediately be hit by a huge budget crisis. First quarter revenues for the state amounted to $230 million less than projected and seasoned observers are predicting as much as a two billion dollar shortfall by … Read Article