Perdue slices budget; GOP says go deeper – Raleigh News & Observer

Legislators will begin debating a proposal today that would give Gov. Bev Perdue more power to cut this year’s budget by at least $400 million – even as their leaders are pressing her to do more.

They want Perdue to agree to cut $700 million before June 30, producing additional savings that would help close next year’s projected $3.7 billion budget gap.

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