‘Today, I lay out in broad strokes the picture of what I believe North Carolina’s state government must become as we change the very way state government works.”
With those words last week, Gov. Bev Perdue laid down the outlines of what could be the most significant reorganization of state government since the Great Depression.
It’s instructive that the governor is a student of the tenure of Gov. O. Max Gardner, who served in the dark years from 1929-33. Perdue sees that difficult choices will be mandatory, not optional, when it comes to getting the state budget in balance.