Bev Perdue on Government Reform

North Carolina Governor

Consolidate 14 state agencies into 8; cut $2.2B from budget

The budget that I deliver to you later this week is 2.2 billion dollars less than the budget that I inherited in 2009. It spends 11% less per capita and sheds thousands of state positions. Never before in history has North Carolina better lived the phrase "doing more with less." And, we must continue to do more.

North Carolina must be more agile, more responsive to citizens--less bureaucratic as we focus our limited resources on our core missions of jobs and education. I sent [a list of] 345 boards and commissions: Eliminate those that don't clearly benefit our businesses or our people. I submitted more than 900 state regulations that are outdated and confusing--the first wave of the results in our Regulatory Review. Eliminate those 900 now--and get ready to see hundreds more. Later this week, I will present a budget that consolidates 14 state agencies into 8, that privatizes some services, that continues the hiring freeze and halted pay raises in all but the most critical jobs.

Source: North Carolina 2011 State of the State Address , Feb 14, 2011

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Pat McCrory
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Kay Hagan
Richard Burr

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