Perdue: local governments must move quickly to secure stimulus ...

CLYDE Gov. Bev Perdue said Monday the economic malaise gripping North Carolina could linger for as long as five years, but she was upbeat when talking about the opportunities that will come with billions of dollars in federal stimulus money. Full Story

United States

#1 May 12, 2009
Wow she spent travel money and made it to WNC,maybe she realized WNC wasn't going to help elect her again.
ashevillenatives on

Hendersonville, NC

#2 May 12, 2009
Another grandstanding play wasting taxpayers money. Governor, please stay in Raleigh the seat of corruption!
Avl Dao

Hickory, NC

#4 May 12, 2009
I'm glad the Gov tossed out '5 years' and not that 'in 6 months' BS being peddled by the AC-T, local 'for hire' economists paid by the Chamber and its members, etc. Though Raleigh, W-S, and GSB will begin some type of recovery way before Charlotte (too many sick banks) or Metro Asheville and WNC do; WNC's economy is too dependent on debt-fueled consumer spending on tourism, condo flipping, land speculation, etc.

And as I 'promised' weeks & months ago, healthcare spending is now coming under the butcher's knife as well.
am I reading this right

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#5 May 12, 2009
Let's see,the feds give NC 8.2 billion that is 8,200 million, the state gives WNC 4 million. That will only leave 8,196 million for the rest of the state.
There are 100 county's in NC, if each county got a fair share it would be 820 million per county, not 4 million for all of WNC. Is this correct?

Since: Apr 09

United States

#6 May 12, 2009
I just don't like that woman.

Since: Sep 08

Mills River, NC

#7 May 12, 2009
Waste of time and money when what she said could have been emailed with more detail and clarity. Is WNC that stupid to believe her? She demonstrates WNC is the blastard stepchild of the "real NC".

Alexander, NC

#8 May 12, 2009
“I've never seen such an aggressive calendar for putting the money to work, because the goal is to very quickly put America back to work with ‘Jobs Now,'” Perdue said, referring to the program's name.

Yeah, because maybe you or anyone else hasn't ever had to really do your job and come through for the people of this state. "Pressure" psh!

Greenville, SC

#9 May 12, 2009
it is impossible to print more money than Ma Perdue and her band of bandits in the legislature can spend.

Since: Apr 09

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#10 May 12, 2009
alekas wrote:
it is impossible to print more money than Ma Perdue and her band of bandits in the legislature can spend.
Ain't that the truth. Amen.

Hickory, NC

#11 May 13, 2009
4.5 mil divided by 16 WNC counties is only $281,000.00 per county. That little bit of money want even pay for all the pot hole's in the hi-way to be fixed. She must think all the mtn. people are stupid.Based on that amount of money, just how many people are you going to put to work? And it probably cost the tax payer's 2-3 thousand dollars for her to come to tell us that. Since she was Lt. governor for 8 yrs. I thought she would be a good governor since she knew the rope's, well I sure was wrong. Or maybe she did know the ropes. Like ME first you are 2nd.

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