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Feb 9, 2011 at 10:39 PM
As North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has struggled to boost revenue in lean times, she has sounded more willing -- like leaders in some other states -- to consider expanding legalized gambling.
Apr 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM
A battle is brewing over who should get more funding, public universities or public K-12 schools.
Jun 24, 2011 at 7:46 PM
The North Carolina Medical Society and North Carolina Hospital Association said in a joint statement they want lawmakers to override Perdue's veto.
Nov 28, 2011 at 5:00 PM
Cherokee Indians and Gov. Beverly Perdue finalized an agreement to allow card dealers at the tribe's casino in exchange for school districts getting a piece of profits.
Jun 28, 2012 at 9:57 PM
The Racial Justice Act directs judges to reduce a sentence to life in prison if they find race was a significant factor in a convicted murderer receiving a death sentence or in the composition of jurors hearing a case. Only Kentucky has a similar law.
Jul 19, 2011 at 5:07 AM
The judge ordered the state cannot limit enrollment in a pre-kindergarten program for at-risk children that saw its budget reduced by the General Assembly.
Jun 20, 2011 at 12:21 PM
Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue says she'll closely review more than 200 bills the Republican-led Legislature gave her before it left Raleigh.
Mar 24, 2010 at 7:51 PM
Perdue rolled out the state's latest effort to target patients or physicians who are gaming the system.
Jan 3, 2013 at 4:46 PM
A judge says Republican-backed legislation aimed at cutting off the revenue stream of a teachers association violates the constitution.
Feb 14, 2011 at 9:50 PM
Perdue said the state is recovering from the economic woes it faced a year ago, but still needs to be more competitive.
Aug 10, 2011 at 2:05 PM
The governor ordered a state agency to accept all eligible 4-year-olds into a kindergarten prep program and without easing previous academic standards.
Oct 10, 2011 at 7:29 PM
The program, now known as a North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten, saw its funding cut by more than $32 million.
Apr 13, 2011 at 10:05 AM
A Republican sponsored bill would extend jobless benefits for 37,000 in exchange for agreement on additional cuts to state spending.  Governor Perdue calls the bill "extortion".
Mar 5, 2011 at 3:04 PM
Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue has vetoed a Republican-backed challenge to the federal health care overhaul that North Carolina's attorney general argues is unenforceable.