Perdue, local leaders meet on economic issues
Governor-elect Beverly Perdue told local leaders Wednesday that her staff is in daily contact with representatives of President-elect Obama about economic development.Posted — Updated
Perdue has expressed her hope that Obama and Congress will soon help put in place a national stimulus package that can provide states with money for road repairs, along with water and sewer updates.
She warned the gathering that the recession was likely to be felt at all levels, and she said she supports Gov. Mike Easley's proposal that state government cut costs by 7 percent across the board.
She said she plans to ask the federal government to send more tax money back for investment in North Carolina.
Perdue suggested that North Carolina representatives work together to take a plan to the state's congressional delegation.
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