Awful numbers foretell Perdue’s painful NC budget


With the unemployment rate now close to 10 percent, Perdue last week secured the state’s rainy-day reserve fund, bringing to $1 billion the amount at her disposal to pay the state’s bills this year. Her budget office also suggested scenarios that call for cutting spending from $1.3 billion to $2 billion next year – from 10 percent to 15 percent … Read More