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N.C. Leaders Need Your Suggestions On How To Fix State's Budget

Posted February 14, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST

— State leaders are also asking for your ideas on how to cut corners and save money.

Sen. Marc Basnighthas already had hundreds of suggestions from paying a higher gas tax to making prisoners work more.

One of the most unusual suggestions has been nailing speed limit signs to trees instead of posts to save money.

There are three ways you can submit your budget-trimming ideas to the state Senate. You can call Sen. Basnight's office at919-733-6854or mail your suggestions to:2007 Legislative BuildingRaleigh, NC 27601

You can also send an e-mail to Sen. Basnight atmarcb@ncleg.net.