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  • Perdue, mayors lobby for transportation fund

    05/24/2010 4:07:10 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 2 replies · 276+ views
    WRAL ^ | 5/24/10 | WRAL staff
    Gov. Bev Perdue and North Carolina mayors aren't giving up on her effort to set aside extra money to build critical transportation projects that have been slowed down over the years. Perdue and mayors from Asheville to Newport scheduled a Monday news conference off Interstate 40 in Wake County to talk up the Mobility Fund she inserted in her budget proposal last month. The governor said the fund would build urgent projects like the Yadkin River Bridge replacement on Interstate 85 and ultimately grow to $300 million. Revenues would come from higher transportation fees like a 25 percent increase in...
  • Perdue RAT-NC owes public some explanations (Charlotte Observer questions campaign contributions)

    03/28/2010 6:16:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 302+ views
    Perdue owes public some explanationsWas no one paying attention when the checks were flowing? Posted: Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010 State Republican Party Chairman Tom Fetzer is right about this much: Gov. Bev Perdue and her political campaigns have some explaining to do about questionable campaign contributions. Among the questions that need to be answered is why no one noticed when the campaigns failed to report, until recently, a number of donated airplane flights - and why no one wondered whether there was anything wrong with sizable contributions from nine people associated with Wilmington businessman Rusty Carter. It's not enough to...
  • Perdue RAT-NC begins Medicaid fraud, waste prevention effort (newly created Medicaid “SWAT” team)

    03/25/2010 8:01:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 278+ views
    Perdue begins Medicaid fraud, waste prevention effortThe Associated Press Wednesday, March 24, 2010 RALEIGH — Gov. Bev Perdue said Wednesday that North Carolina can recover tens of millions dollars annually by shifting more Medicaid investigations from file cabinets to computer files that can be flagged for potential abuse and fraud in the state’s $10 billion system. Perdue rolled out the state’s latest effort to target patients or physicians who are gaming the system. The program will run Medicaid claims through a contractor’s software program, crunching raw electronic billing and other data to identify suspicious trends among the nearly 2 million...
  • Governor Perdue to Congressman Sanford Bishop, Yes Health care is not in Georgia's best interest

    03/20/2010 4:59:50 PM PDT · by jafojeffsurf · 9 replies · 651+ views
    Georgia Offical Web Site ^ | 20 Mar 2010 | Governor Perdue (Georgia)
    STATE OF GEORGIA OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR Sonny Perdue GOVERNOR OP-ED / For Immediate Release Contact: Office of Communications Saturday, March 20, 2010 (404) 651-7774 ***Editor’s Note: Below is an op-ed by Governor Sonny Perdue. The Governor’s Office is aware of the late notice, but please consider this op-ed for publication in your opinions section or on your website.*** Bishop’s Healthcare Vote Important for Georgians to Watch By Governor Sonny Perdue Last Thursday, I wrote to Congressmen Sanford Bishop and John Barrow asking them to put the needs of their districts and state before their political party, and oppose the...
  • Georgia Governor joins colleagues in questioning constitutionality of health care bill

    12/24/2009 4:19:17 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 30 replies · 1,116+ views
    State of Georgia ^ | 12/23/09 | State of Georgia
    This is my title. The original document title is too long. This is an FYI (SNIP) ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue today requested Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker join colleagues from around the nation in reviewing the Constitutionality of the health care bill under consideration in Congress. At least seven Attorneys General have confirmed that they are looking at several special deals made by Senate leadership to buy the votes of wavering Senators.
  • The new plan: more taxes for all

    07/22/2009 5:18:50 AM PDT · by SuperSonic · 19 replies · 659+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | July 22, 2009 | BY KEVIN KILEY AND BENJAMIN NIOLET, Staff Writers
    Increased sales and sin taxes and an income tax surcharge could raise nearly $1 billion. After more than a month of strained negotiations about how to raise money to offset a gigantic state budget deficit, lawmakers saw a third path Tuesday morning: Raise the tax burden on everybody. The Senate put forth a plan that takes pieces of both the House and Senate proposals without giving either chamber what it really wanted. The proposal calls for increases in sales taxes and sin taxes, as well as a two-year surcharge on corporate and individual income taxes for all taxpayers, to raise...
  • 25% (number of aproval for Gov Perdue of North Carolina)

    07/15/2009 6:13:21 PM PDT · by bilhosty · 30 replies · 671+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | July 14, 2009 | ANNOYMOUS (he wrote al lot of articles)
    Bev Perdue's approval rating is now down to 25%, with 55% of voters disapproving of her performance and 20% ambivalent. From a high of 44% in March, Perdue's approval dropped to 41% in April, 34% in May, 30% in June, and now 25%.
  • Gov. Beverly Perdue's Polling Numbers Plummet to Burris-Like Lows

    07/15/2009 2:11:58 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 26 replies · 1,508+ views
    PPP / N&O ^ | July 14, 2009
    The Democratic polling outfit Public Policy Polling has released the latest approval numbers for NC Governor Bev Perdue: Perdue continues sinking (PDF)Raleigh, N.C. – Bev Perdue’s approval rating has continued its steady drop over the last month. From a high of 44% in March it went to 41% in April, 34% in May, 30% in June, and now down to 25% in July, Public Policy Polling’s newest survey finds. 55% of voters in the state disapprove of Perdue’s performance and 20% have no opinion. Her decline at this point is largely happening among Democrats. Last month 46% of them gave...
  • Could Easley (ex-RAT governor) investigation expand to Perdue (new RAT governor)?

    05/31/2009 5:53:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 568+ views
    WBTV ^ | 5/22/09 | Melissa Hankins
    Could Easley investigation expand to Perdue?Updated: May 29, 2009 06:36 PM EDT By Melissa Hankins WBTV (Charlotte) - Sources tell WBTV that the federal probe into former Governor Mike Easley's travel records and expenses may grow to include our current Governor, Beverly Perdue. The FBI is investigating trips taken by Easley during his time in office. The News and Observer in Raleigh reports, while in office, he flew on at least 25 private jets provided by several businessmen. Easley didn't pay for some flights, and the value of other trips appears to exceed campaign donation limits. It's a matter of...
  • Georgia Passes Nation's First Embryo Adoption Law

    04/04/2009 6:12:59 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 2 replies · 379+ views
    The Voice magazine ^ | April 4, 2009 | Daniel Becker
    ATLANTA -- By a vote of 108 to 61, the Georgia House sent the nation's first ever embryo adoption bill, HB 388, to the desk of Governor Sonny Perdue for him to sign into law. "We are pleased that we are making headway in our goal of establishing personhood for the pre-born" says Daniel Becker, President of Georgia Right to Life. "Gone are the terms designating the human child at an embryonic stage as property ... devoid of rights." says Becker. The language of the bill stops short of declaring full personhood for the child but does introduce new terms...
  • Perdue taps into NC lottery funds early in term

    03/04/2009 8:25:16 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 15 replies · 474+ views
    Carolina Journal Online ^ | 3/4/09 | GARY D. ROBERTSON
    During her campaign for governor, Beverly Perdue often said she wanted take extra steps to ensure profits from the North Carolina Education Lottery were spent solely on education. She was worried lawmakers might tap the ready source of cash for something else. And less than two months in office, faced with a brutal economy that's sapping the state of revenue, both lottery critics and allies say she's become the prime example of her own fears. Perdue said last week she would use $87.6 million in lottery profits to ensure there's money available in the state's day-to-day operating accounts to pay...
  • Perdue takes break while economic woes go unabated

    02/10/2009 8:16:47 AM PST · by Troy McGreggor · 25 replies · 678+ views
    WRAL ^ | 2/9/09 | Cullen Browder
    Raleigh, N.C. — While the stimulus debate raged in Washington, D.C., on Monday and North Carolina's economic picture continued to look bleak, Gov. Beverly Perdue was out of state on vacation. Perdue and her husband, Bob Eaves, have taken a weeklong vacation in an undisclosed, warm-weather location, spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson said. The governor and her husband are paying for the trip.
  • Perdue asks Congress for money

    01/15/2009 1:36:48 AM PST · by ComputerGuy · 9 replies · 530+ views
    The Raleigh News and Observer ^ | Jan. 15, 2009 | Barbara Barrett
    Not a week into her tenure, Gov. Beverly Perdue flew to Washington to tell North Carolina's congressional delegation she needs $18 billion to kick-start the economy -- on top of another unspecified amount to fill the state's budget hole.
  • Kenneth Perdue, Pres. WV AFL-CIO, tells WV Voters to Vote for Obama BECAUSE He's NOT WHITE Like Bush

    10/21/2008 1:06:37 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 96 replies · 3,579+ views
    CNN (Live Television) | October 21, 2008 | Me
    A news anchor on CNN just interviewed Kenneth M. Perdue, President of the West Virginia chapter of the powerful union, the AFL-CIO. (The AFL BTW is related to SEIU local 100 which is an ACORN subsidiary. ACORN and SEIU local 100 were both founded by Wade Rathke.) Perdue was being interviewed because he has been giving speeches around WV telling WV voters to vote for Obama BECAUSE he's black, NOT WHITE like Bush and the rest of the politicians in Washington that have screwed up America's economy etc. so badly of late. Perdue further stated that WV voters are well...
  • Education and Health Care Bills Worthy of GOP

    06/05/2008 4:45:32 PM PDT · by JavaJumpy · 89+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 16, 2008 | Jim Wooten
    Saving the best for last, Gov. Sonny Perdue “sealed his legacy as one of America’s foremost ‘education governors’ ” last week. That’s the view of Lori Drummer, director of state projects for the Washington-based Alliance for School Choice, the nation’s largest nonprofit promoting school vouchers and scholarship tax credit programs. “Georgia is now a national leader in a school choice movement that is gaining momentum,” she said. The reason for her exuberance? On the final day allotted to deal with legislation passed by this year’s General Assembly, Perdue signed a bill authored by State Rep. David Casas (R-Lilburn) that will...
  • Perdue signs law allowing guns in restaurants [and other places] (HB 89 now GA law on June 1)

    05/14/2008 1:13:32 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 21 replies · 142+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 05/14/08 | James Salzer
    Georgians with carry licenses will be able to tote their concealed guns on public transportation, in restaurants that serve alcohol and in state parks under legislation signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday.
  • MY 'RACIAL HARASSMENT' NIGHTMARE

    05/09/2008 11:19:11 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 53 replies · 631+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 9, 2008 | KEITH JOHN SAMPSON
    IN November, I was found guilty of "racial harassment" for reading a public-li brary book on a university campus. The book was Todd Tucker's "Notre Dame vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan I was reading it on break from my campus job as a janitor. The same book is in the university library. Tucker recounts events of 1924, when the loathsome Klan was a dominant force in Indiana - until it went to South Bend to taunt the Irish Catholic students at the University of Notre Dame. When the KKK tried to rally, the...
  • "Extreme" How to contribute and keep the NC GOP ad on the air!

    04/24/2008 11:20:01 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 11 replies · 84+ views
    This ad released by the North Carolina Republican Party opposes Bev Perdue and Richard Moore for Governor.
  • Georgia’s Most Important Right-to-Carry Reform Bill in Over 20 Years Needs Your Help!

    04/11/2008 11:06:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 225+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | April 10, 2008 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Georgia’s Most Important Right-to-Carry Reform Bill in Over 20 Years Needs Your Help!   Thursday, April 10, 2008   Please Contact Governor Perdue Today! On Friday, April 4, House Bill 89 finally agreed upon by both the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate was sent to Governor Sonny Perdue (R) for his consideration. This critical Right-to-Carry Reform legislation will strengthen Georgia’s current laws by: ü      allowing licensed carry permit holders to possess a firearm in any private motor vehicle, while on any publicly accessible parking lot;  ü      prohibiting gun dealer entrapment schemes, such as...
  • GOP Governors Seek To Lead Party (Coup led by Sonny Perdue)

    02/01/2008 10:08:55 PM PST · by littlehouse36 · 59 replies · 177+ views
    CBS News ^ | 9/24/2007 | Jeanne Cummings
    Fearing additional losses in 2008 among their own ranks, Republican governors are trying to wrest control of the party’s re-branding campaign away from their Washington brethren. The project is the brainchild of Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, who heads the Republican Governors Association. The way Perdue sees it, Washington Republicans haven’t even coined the campaign properly. “I want to dispel you of the notion that I call this a re-branding campaign,” he said in a telephone interview. “I’m calling mine a ‘Do what you say you are going to do’ campaign.” Next month, a small group of governors spearheading the effort...