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Governor to address economy in speech
March 9, 2009
RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Governor Bev Perdue will address the North Carolina General Assembly on Monday.
Perdue told Eyewitness News that the economy will be a big focus of what she has to say in her State of the State Address. She's trying to patch a $2 billion hole in the state budget that's only growing. She's not sure yet exactly how she's going to do it. ...
Republicans will be all ears on Monday and they say taxpayers will too.
"They want confidence about how we can create new jobs and transition our economy to really compete with the states around us," offered Brent Woodcox with the NC Republican Party.
Republicans they've watched Democrats overextend the state for years and wonder if the cuts implemented so far are the best remedy.
"Nine percent across the board is just not really thinking it out. It's not really examining the ins and outs of where money's being spent - how it could be done more efficiently," said Woodcox. ...