The legislature passed a bill allowing Governor Perdue to cut $400 million in the current, but it also had a long list of transfers from various funds to save even more. The Governor didn’t like transferring the money from those funds, including the One North Carolina Fund, over which she has control, so she vetoed it. But now Republican leaders are putting the matter back in her lap. The Senate this week is taking up SB109, which directs the Director of the State Budget Office to find $537,740,799 in cuts. The bill specifically says the director should identify “non-General Fund accounts” from which money could be transferred as part of the savings. Those transfers would have to be made by the end of June. The measure leaves it up to the Governor to find where to make the cuts. That’s the authority Perdue wanted when the first bill was drawn up. Those savings are supposed to build a cushion in the current budget to ease some of the pressure on those writing the new spending plan. They are staring at a budget shortfall of nearly $2.5 billion.