Perdue orders spending freeze

April 10, 2009 2:29:25 AM PDT
Governor Beverly Perdue froze government spending and travel in new areas Thursday as North Carolina struggles to make ends meet.Effective immediately, she froze the purchase of goods and services, ceased all travel not approved for public safety, public health, or economic development reasons, and ordered that vacant personnel positions be left empty.

“North Carolina continues to face budgeting challenges. My decision to limit agency spending is crucial to North Carolina’s ability to meet our financial obligations and to provide the essential services required by our citizens,” said Gov. Perdue.

Perdue also ordered $145 million transferred from other areas into the general fund to maintain cash flow.

Here's the list:

Health and Wellness Trust Fund - $22 M

Tobacco Trust Fund - $22 M

Unobligated Funds - $8 M

Forfeited Funds - $2 M

BEACON Learning Solutions - $7.4 M

DSS – TANF Contingency - $20 M

Hard of Hearing – NC Dual Party Relay - $5 M

DHHS – IT Project Reserves - $2.9 M

DENR – Assorted Fees - $12.1 M

DENR – Wetlands Trust Fund - $1.2 M

DENR – Dry Cleaning Solvent - $6.3 M

DENR – Scrap Tire Fund - $7.4 M

DENR – Parks & Rec Trust Fund - $6 M

DENR – Natural Heritage Trust Fund - $2.8 M

Community College – Data Connections - $3.3 M

DPI – Trust Fund - $12 M

SEAA – Unobligated Funds - $4.2 M


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