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State budget up for public comment Tuesday

Posted April 27, 2009
Updated April 28, 2009

State budget

— Members of the public can comment and offer suggestions for the state budget Tuesday at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, and via videoconference from 10 community college campuses statewide.

Video sites are:

  • Johnston Community College in Smithfield
  • Bladen Community College in Dublin
  • Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville
  • Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem
  • Pamlico Community College in Grantsboro
  • Southwestern Community College in Sylva
  • Surry Community College in Dobson
  • Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson
  • Martin Community College in Williamston

The meetings begin at 6 p.m. Those who wish to speak can sign up at any location starting at 5:30 p.m. Each registered speaker will be allotted two minutes.

State residents who can't attend a meeting can e-mail comments to Town.Hall@NCLEG.NET, enter them on the General Assembly Web site, fax to 919-754-3328 or mail to:

House Appropriations Committee
Suite 401, LOB
300 N. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Officials said the projected $2.2 billion deficit for the 2008-09 fiscal year, which ends in June, could be larger than expected because tax payments are lagging behind forecasts.


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  • tmedlin Apr 28, 2009

    I'm going...

  • Beach4Me Apr 28, 2009

    I agree, one of the biggest strains on our society is the illigal immigrant issue. Way too much time, energy and money is being tossed around for that. Export and lift the load for the rest of us.

  • HanginTough Apr 28, 2009

    I agree - no more free lunches - cut Head Start - Smart Start - More at Four - ALL OF IT JUST PANDERING by the liberls to keep their voting base - you know the folks that get all the government handouts happy - Oh and last but not least let's DEPORT THE ILLEGALS - now their is a DRAIN ON OUR BUDGET if there ever was one - and anyone that voted this witch in - you get the cuts first - it is time voting came with a price tag!

  • miketroll3572 Apr 28, 2009

    Kill smart start, head start, bilingual classes....all of it. Stop the free lunches too, if I can send my kids to school with a sandwhich and chips, anybody can do it.

  • LMRA Apr 28, 2009

    Do you think she released this plan today so the legislature would be greated by angry State employees tonight?????

  • crckttsgr Apr 28, 2009

    For anyone who does get to go tonight, shout it to high heaven, exactly what you think of this whole mess.
    (signed, state employee, married to a state employee, who have bothed just been furloughed and salary cut)

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Apr 28, 2009

    I see our beloved governoe got a furlough and pay cut for state employees announced BEFORE the public comments meeting.

  • donnied1952 Apr 28, 2009

    WRAL, what happened to all the comments that were posted on this story earlier? Didn't you like them? Were they deleted and if so why?
    Is Bev running WRAL too? No need to answer that one.

  • Tolip Apr 28, 2009

    Wow, I certainly hope these folks are ready to HEAR us po Noth Calina folk! I fear they are gonna HERE IT LOUD AND CLEAR!!!

  • Raleigh Boys Apr 28, 2009

    Cut the Viper program in Raleigh NC SHP. That program will not be missed, and it can stop furlough processes.