Governor Beverly Perdue vetoed the $19.7 billion budget approved by the General Assembly Sunday.
Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) released this statement in reaction to the veto.
“The same governor who claims to champion job creation and public education has vetoed a bipartisan budget that does more for both causes than her own proposal. The only explanation for this veto and her statewide media campaign is that the governor believes it is more important to energize her liberal base than to govern responsibly. By placing politics ahead of the public interest, she engages in obstruction of the worst kind, and we will act quickly to move North Carolina forward.”
The legislature passed its budget with a margin that could override a veto if five Democrats in the House still decide to support the spending plan.