The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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NC 2011 Archives

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North Carolina Gubernatorial Headlines 2011 Archives

DECEMBER 2011

State government reorganizes seeking more efficiency (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/30/11)
Commentary: A time for justice and healing (Fayetteville Observer, 12/30/11)
Thwarting those who try to block the vote (Charlotte Observer, 12/29/11)
Pat McCrory’s shaky voter suppression soapbox (BlueNC, 12/29/11)
GOP shrugs off Dems’ ‘naughty’ video (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/28/11)
Pat McCrory in 2012 (NCNN, 12/28/11)
GOP-drawn maps defended (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/27/11)
Opinion: The Racial Justice Act is absurd (Beaufort Observer, 12/27/11)
After split, new charter school group forms (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/27/11)
Democrats preview effort to expose Pat McCrory (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/26/11)
Fears about NC’s Racial Justice Act debated (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/24/11)
NC still among fastest-growing states (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/22/11)
One complaint against McCrory dismissed by Board of Elections (News 14 Carolina, 12/22/11)
Convention to provide teaching moment (Charlotte Observer, 12/22/11)
NC elections board quickly dismisses complaint against McCrory’s gubernatorial campaign (NBC17, 12/22/11)
Perdue calls session to deal with Racial Justice Act (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/21/11)
Etheridge looking at rematch with Ellmers (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/21/11)
NC jobless rate drops in November (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/21/11)
Election director: No wiggle room in election schedule (Charlotte Observer, 12/21/11)
Voting districts in doubt as filing nears (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/20/11)
Rep. Foxx rebukes NC Dept of Health & Human Services for cost overruns (Raleigh News & Observer,12/20/11)
Faison on the stump like he’s running (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/20/11)
McCrory ‘100 percent’ in for NC governor’s race (WRAL, 12/19/11)
Perdue flights still an issue (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/19/11)
Study: Insurers often cry wolf to boost profits (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/19/11)
Only Perdue can block GOP, her campaign says (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/18/11)
Voting districts before judges (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/17/11)
Perdue says she’s the only one preventing a GOP takeover (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/17/11)
NC snags pre-K $70M in Race to Top funds (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/17/11)
NC congressional districts challenged in court (WRAL, 12/16/11)
Pace of resolving NC map lawsuits argued in court (WRAL, 12/16/11)
NC’s Racial Justice Act saved…at least (Wall Street Journal, 12/15/11)
NC marriage law challenged (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/15/11)
GOP lawmaker Guice to become NC probation chief (WRAL, 12/15/11)
Perdue fundraiser gets probation, $25K fine (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/15/11)
Governor’s veto saves death-row appeal law (Charlotte Observer, 12/15/11)
Ex-Perdue campaign staffer pleads guilty (WRAL, 12/15/11)
Video: Perdue fundraiser enters plea (WTVD, 12/14/11)
Welcome foreigners, signs urge (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/14/11)
Plea deal today may lay financier’s cast to rest — for now (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/14/11)
Perdue will appear with Obama at Ft. Bragg (National Journal, 12/14/11)
Commentary: Let’s deal honestly with the death penalty (Greensboro News-Record, 12/14/11)
Perdue vetoes repeal of Racial Justice Act (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/14/11)
NC governor vetoes death-row racial bias bill (TIME, 12/14/11)
Perdue to appear with Obama at Ft. Bragg (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/13/11)
PPP: McCrory 50%, Perdue 40% (Fayetteville Observer, 12/13/11)
Video: GOP calls Democratic ad a fear tactic (WRAL, 12/13/11)
NC Democrats air women’s issue ad (Greensboro News-Record, 12/13/11)
Perdue gets pressure from unlikely source to veto Racial Justice legislation (NCNN, 12/13/11)
Indicted Perdue fundraiser may accept plea deal (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/13/11)
NC Democrats run TV ad critical of GOP legislators (WRAL, 12/13/11)
Perdue talks to victims’ families (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/13/11)
NC murder victims’ relatives want Perdue veto (WRAL, 12/12/11)
Perdue to meet with murder victims’ families over Racial Justice Act rewrite (Raleigh News & Observer,12/12/11)
Indicted financier raised millions (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/11/11)
Commentary: GOP is doing politics right (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/11/11)
Raleigh retailer Art Pope faces more scrutiny (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/11/11)
How to sell transit? Dumb it down, say Pat McCrory (Charlotte Observer, 12/10/11)
McCrory, marriage amendment running ahead (Public Policy Polling, 12/9/11)
McCrory still leads Perdue in NC voters poll (WNCT, 12/9/11)
Post indictments, Perdue down by 10 (Politico, 12/9/11)
Judge halts change to Medicaid (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/9/11)
NC tourist sites under review (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/9/11)
Perdue to decide woon on legislation impacting Racial Justice Act (NCNN, 12/8/11)
Easley subject to State Bar discipline (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/8/11)
GOP aims to flex muscle over NC immigration law (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/8/11)
Trials sought for protesters of Wake school board (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/8/11)
Convention organizers going to all 100 NC counties in search of  ’ambassadors’ (Charlotte Observer, 12/7/11)
Raleigh council opposes same-sex marriage amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/7/11)
Jindal fundraising in NC governor’s race (WRAL. 12/7/11)
Back in charge Wake Dems pick Hill to lead (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/7/11)
Redistricting hearing to focus on speed of case (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/6/11)
Gov. Bev Perdue still mulling Racial Justice Act changes (M2M Politics, 12/6/11)
Perdue: Lawmakers reneging on Medicaid shortfall (M2M Politics, 12/6/11)
As police provide security, courts will slow for DNC (Charlotte Observer, 12/6/11)
More situational ethics from Pat McCrory (BlueNC, 12/5/11)
Editorial: Wake DA goes where election board wouldn’t (Charlotte Observer, 12/5/11)
McCrory on SBOE campaign finance probe (Greensboro News-Record, 12/5/11)
Elections board looking into Pat McCrory’s ‘08 campaign (M2M Politics, 12/5/11)
Former NC Justics: Incentives fight needed different approach (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/5/11)
New majority on Wake school board seeks ‘third way’ (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/5/11)
No rush to return campaign case after indictments (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/4/11)
McCrory: Investigation into 2008 campaign waste of taxpayer money (WSOC-TV, 12/4/11)
McCrory questions timing of probe (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/3/11)
GOP candidate returns Stubbs donation, others wait amid indictment fallout (Raleigh News & Observer,12/3/11)
Faith leaders urge repeal of NC death penalty (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/3/11)
State elections investigation into McCrory campaign clouded by questions of timing (Raleigh News & Observer,12/2/11)
Some conservative leaders uncomfortable with same-sex marriage ban (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/2/11)
McCrory banks $275,000 from Chris Christie fundraising event (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/2/11)
Facing steep odds, group launches effort to repeal death penalty (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/2/11)
Anti-gay marriage forces are marshaling (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/2/11)
NC elections board probes Pat McCrory campaign (RealClearPolitics, 12/2/11)
Questions raised over jury selection process (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/2/11)
NC elections chair regrets curtailing Perdue probe (WRAL, 12/1/11)
Elections chair explains regrets (WRAL, 12/1/11)
Protesters greet CEO of Wells Fargo at NCSU (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/1/11)
Rep. Price sponsors trio of bills to thwart GOP (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/1/11)
Pro-amendment campaign launched in gay marriage debate (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/1/11)
DNC campaign to protect vote highlights GOP efforts in North Carolina (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/1/11)
Governor’s ex-staffers out on bond (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/1/11)
Redrawn districts entice Triangle hopefuls (Raleigh News & Observer, 12/1/11)

NOVEMBER 2011

Prosecutors hail revision of bias law (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/30/11)
Editorial: More chapters? (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/30/11)
State cleared to spend on health exchange (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/30/11)
Perdue campaign aides turns himself in following indictment (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/30/11)
Fellow Democrat to Perdue: Step aside (WRAL, 11/29/11)
Senate derails Racial Justice Act (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/29/11)
Two with ties to Perdue surrender at Wake jail (Myrtle Beach Sun News, 11/29/11)
Perdue campaign aides indicted (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/29/11)
Perdue spokesman: Faison ‘not going to be’ Dem nominee in ‘12 (WRAL, 11/29/11)
State, Cherokees reach accord on gambling (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/29/11)
NC House votes to cap state gas tax (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/29/11)
Video: Former Perdue staffers indicted in probe of campaign flights in 2008 (NBC 17, 11/28/11)
Perdue’s only hope (The Progressive Pulse, 11/28/11)
Grand jury indicts 3 with ties to Perdue campaign (WRAL, 11/28/11)
Uncertainty hangs over short legislative session (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/28/11)
Senate may void North Carolina’s racial bias law (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/27/11)
Republicans mount costly campaign against Obama (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/27/11)
Budget work to coincide with campaign fund raising (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/26/11)
Senate panel to consider race-bias bill (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/24/11)
Commentary: Gun lovers blast logic sky-high (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/22/11)
Pullen Baptist takes a stand for gay marriage (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/21/11)
NC congressmen stand their ground on budget divide (Charlotte Observer, 11/21/11)
Perdue helped push Obama to drop new smog rules (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/21/11)
Review of Wake school assignment plan is likely (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/21/11)
Budget oversight isn’t easy for NC lawmakers (M2M Politics, 11/21/11)
Parties agree: NC is key to 2012 (Charlotte Observer, 11/20/11)
Commentary: Taking a swing at deficit (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/20/11)
NC lawmakers’ trips to fracking sites draw skepticism (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/20/11)
Last-minute cash helped sway District 3 school runoff (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/19/11)
Commentary: NC abortion law may prevent life of regret (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/18/11)
Mecklenburg Dems: 2011 a good omen for 2012 (Charlotte Observer, 11/18/11)
Rep. LaRoque taps top lawyers amid money allegations (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/18/11)
Data show fewer state layoffs (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/17/11)
UNC-Chapel Hill panel supports 5-year tuition hike (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/17/11)
McCrory: Occupy  movement could mean big trouble for NC (NCNN, 11/16/11)
North Carolina’s Blue Dog Democrats won’t play dead (Charlotte Observer, 11/16/11)
Perdue criticizes treatment of inmates with mental illness (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/16/11)
Undeclared McCrory likely to face Perdue (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/16/11)
Video: More on McCrory and Americans for Prosperity (WRAL, 11/15/11)
McCrory takes advantage of undeclared candidacy (WRAL, 11/15/11)
La. Gov. Bobby Jindal coming to Charlotte for McCrory (Charlotte Observer, 11/15/11)
McCrory chides Perdue over prison report (WRAL, 11/15/11)
Panel recommends UNC-CH tuition hike (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/15/11)
Pat McCrory’s revealing statement about the ‘Occupy’ movement (NC Policy Watch, 11/15/11)
Royal McCrory (BlueNC, 11/15/11)
Gov. Bobby Jindal raising money for Pat McCrory (WFMY, 11/14/11)
Report: NC inmates with mental illness neglected (WRAL, 11/13/11)
Parties: NC Key in 2012 (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/13/11)
Commentary: Dems turn it around (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/13/11)
Unions vying for DNC jobs (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/13/11)
Inmate care may go private (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/12/11)
Diverse efforts brought change to Wake school board (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/12/11)
Tuition hikes divide UNC board (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/11/11)
Pennsylvania farmers warn of shale gas drilling’s dangers (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/11/11)
Church puts civil marriage rites to vote (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/11/11)
Pat McCrory is coming to town (The Daily Southerner, 11/10/11)
Wake’s school board results prompt speculation (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/10/11)
Burr’s forecast: Obama is ‘done’ in NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/10/11)
Abortion foes want to join NC case (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/10/11)
Getting DNC cost $300,000-plus (Charlotte Observer, 11/9/11)
Battleground North Carolina – Democrats sweep local elections (Huffington Post, 11/9/11)
Democrats again control Wake school board (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/9/11)
Last-minute voters casting ballots (Charlotte Observer, 11/8/11)
Election Day: Time to have your say (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/8/11)
GOP-led legislature keeps coming back for more (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/8/11)
Legislators repair voting maps (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/8/11)
Poll: McCrory widens lead over Perdue (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/7/11)
Wake school board runoff will affect decisions (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/7/11)
GOP racks up mix of wins, setbacks in legislature (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/7/11)
Will session be about more than redistricting? (Raleigh News  & Observer, 11/6/11)
Opinion: Fear of ‘the people’ is no way to right America’s democracy (Charlotte Observer, 11/6/11)
Second NC redistricting lawsuit filed (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/5/11)
Poll: NC backs tax on wealthy (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/5/11)
Shale gas means money, plenty of water worries (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/5/11)
UNC eyes tuition hike as high as $2,800 a year (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/4/11)
Lawsuit filed to stop NC plan for redistricting (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/4/11)
Campaigning for tax measures alleged in Durham and Orange (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/4/11)
Charlotte’s Mayor Foxx is no threat to Gov. Perdue (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/4/11)
PPP: Marriage amendment leading by 24, Perdue down 9 (Public Policy Polling, 11/4/11)
Obama, Romney dead even in NC poll (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/3/11)
Chris Christie to attend fundraising event for NC gov candidate Pat McCrory (Daily Tar Heel, 11/3/11)
Fundraising extends Governor’s School for next summer (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/3/11)
Perdue orders full review of DMV’s inspection system (Charlotte Observer, 11/3/11)
Perdue: Incentives cost North Carolina the Continental Tire plant (Charlotte Business Journal, 11/3/11)
Foxx: No truth to online story (Charlotte Observer, 11/3/11)
Foxx camp mops up Perdue slip (Politico, 11/3/11)
Mayor Foxx won’t rule out challenging Perdue (Politico, 11/3/11)
Lawsuits coming over NC’s voting maps (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/3/11)
What do the Democrats fundraising for McCrory know that we don’t? (The Meck Deck, 11/2/11)
McCrory getting money from past Perdue donors (Greensboro News-Record, 11/2/11)
McCrory nabs Perdue backers (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/2/11)
Feds approve NC voting maps (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/2/11)
Opinion: Why we still need a NC governor’s women’s conference (Charlotte Observer, 11/2/11)
GOP challenger outpaces Democrat in fundraising, marking school board funding record (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/2/11)
Obama wants to woo North Carolina (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/1/11)
Dems ready to challenge redistricting maps (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/1/11)
Gov. Perdue’s donors defecting to Pat McCrory (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/1/11)
Gay marriage ban supporter Sen. Jim Forrester dies (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/1/11)
Smart money’s on McCrory? (Greensboro News-Record, 11/1/11)
NC’s 2012 gov’s race gets national nod (WRAL, 11/1/11)
Perdue: North Carolina ‘in play’ (Greensboro News-Record, 11/1/11)
Feds preclear redistricting maps (Raleigh News & Observer, 11/1/11)

OCTOBER 2011

Couple fuels school races in Wake (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/31/11)
Poll finds Price favored over Miller in potential intraparty skirmish (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/30/11)
NC voters don’t like mix of death and taxes (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/30/11)
Wake schools runoff attracts big-time attention and money (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/30/11)
NJ’s Christie to campaign with McCrory (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/28/11)
$139M Medicaid shortfall anticipated (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/28/11)
Hole lies ahead for Medicaid (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/27/11)
Judge halts part of state’s abortion law (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/26/11)
Stimulus brings boost, not bounty to NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/24/11)
‘Choose Life’ license plate sales to fund centers (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/23/11)
Commentary: Political middle is shrinking (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/23/11)
Gov. Perdue visiting NC interests in China (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/22/11)
Meetings on fracking to be held in Raleigh (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/21/11)
What the governor is up to in China (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/21/11)
NC legislature more business friendly (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/21/11)
GOP boss blames school election on Obama (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/21/11)
Duke, Progress Energy merger could produce huge NC PAC (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/20/11)
In China, Perdue touts NC universities (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/19/11)
North Carolina: Perdue-McCrory a major battle (Southern Political Report, 10/19/11)
War room will help GOP jab Dems during next year’s convention (Charlotte Observer, 10/18/11)
SecState Marshall lends support to ‘Occupy’ sit in (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/18/11)
Judge asked to block new NC abortion law (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/18/11)
NC and Virginia loom large for Obama’s reelection campaign (Washington Post, 10/17/11)
Obama bus to stop in NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/17/11)
Raleigh protest group grows smaller (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/17/11)
Obama campaign gets a head start in NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/16/11)
Police arrest 19 demonstrators at Occupy Raleigh (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/16/11)
Commentary: Protesters have a friend in Brad Miller (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/16/11)
Tillis’ words on drug testing pique Perdue (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/15/11)
Perdue says costly trip to China is worth the money (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/14/11)
No North Carolina politician seems popular (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/14/11)
Marriage ban protesters arrested (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/14/11)
Fundraiser focuses on pro-choice female NC Democrats (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/14/11)
GOP Speaker Tillis derided for drug test idea (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/13/11)
Commentary: Democrats fueled local school election results (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/12/11)
Jobs, politics…and Honda (Greensboro News & Record, 10/11/11)
GOP congressional delegation backs McCrory for governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/11/11)
Perdue requests funding for pre-K program (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/11/11)
Residents ask for slowdown on NC gas study (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/11/11)
Occupy Charlotte campers say they plan to stay for a while (Charlotte Observer, 10/10/11)
Honda picks NC for service center for first jet (Forbes, 10/10/11)
Charlotte may not work out so well for the convention (Greensboro News & Record, 10/10/11)
NC-based group calls for a double fence along Mexico border (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/10/11)
McCrory gathering support in ENC (ENC Today, 10/9/11)
A more seasoned McCrory preps for 2nd NC gov’s bid (Virginian-Pilot, 10/9/11)
Is Pat McCrory gaming the election law system? (BlueNC, 10/9/11)
GOP rivals drop behind Obama in NC poll (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/9/11)
NC has small tax revenue surplus (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/9/11)
Editorial: Why drilling for oil off NC coast is a bad idea (Charlotte Observer, 10/9/11)
Editorial: Bad show – incentives feud weakens North Carolina’s attraction (Fayetteville Observer, 10/9/11)
A State for Sale (The New Yorker, 10/9/11)
Commentary: NC isn’t in Pope’s pocket (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/9/11)
Perdue to vote no on gay marriage ban (Charlotte Observer, 10/8/11)
Perdue to vote against Defense of Marriage Amendment (Beaufort Observer, 10/8/11)
Senate leaders says time for state to look at incentive programs (Wilmington Star News, 10/8/11)
Editorial: Politics and jobs (Greensboro News & Record, 10/8/11)
NC Senate leader uses Continental Tire blowout to question incentives (Lincoln Tribune, 10/8/11)
Perdue: I won’t vote to ban gay marriage (Greensboro News & Record, 10/8/11)
Bait gone bad? (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/8/11)
Perdue opposes marriage amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/8/11)
How tire plant slipped away (Charlotte Observer, 10/8/11)
Opinion: Blame game is silly; look at incentives plan (Charlotte Observer, 10/7/11)
Perdue comments on Project Soccer, marriage amendment (WRAL, 10/7/11)
Perdue says Republicans cost state jobs (NBC 17, 10/7/11)
Senate GOP, Dems blame each other for failed jobs deal (WRAL, 10/7/11)
Perdue: Against same-sex marriage and the constitutional ban (Greensboro News & Record, 10/7/11)
Irene victims slow to seek aid (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/7/11)
TIME article looks at pre-K funding in NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/7/11)
Tire maker’s pick of SC sparks blame game (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/7/11)
SC wins $500M tire plant; NC leaders react with blame (Charlotte Observer, 10/7/11)
Perdue opposes marriage amendment (WRAL, 10/7/11)
Perdue opposes anti-gay amendment because it’s bad for business (Indy Week, 10/7/11)
Perdue calls for big ideas during Haywood stop (Asheville Citizen-Times, 10/7/11)
NC leaders point fingers as SC snags manufacturing plant (NCNN, 10/6/11)
Politicians trade jabs over blocked Project Soccer incentives (Wilmington Star News, 10/6/11)
Perdue vows stand on same-sex marriage ban (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/6/11)
Blame for lost jobs (Greensboro News & Record, 10/6/11)
McCrory maintains lead in latest poll (WXII, 10/6/11)
Pols volley blame over Soccer loss (WRAL, 10/6/11)
Continental Tire sets off political firestorm with plant site pick (Charlotte Business Journal, 10/6/11)
No goal: NC won’t get Project Soccer’s 1,300 jobs (Triangle Business Journal, 10/6/11)
Senate’s GOP leaders hampered incentive for plant, Dems contend (Wilmington Star News, 10/5/11)
McCrory makes moves (Daily Tarheel, 10/5/11)
McCrory’s political teasing has advantages (WFAE, 10/5/11)
Sounds like campaign season (WRAL, 10/5/11)
Video: Pat McCrory’s update on political plans (Charlotte Observer, 10/5/11)
Perdue on marriage amendment, viral remark (WRAL, 10/5/11)
Perdue down 5 to McCrory, Bowles would tie, Cooper lag by 3 (Public Policy Polling, 10/5/11)
McCrory’s off and running (Greensboro News & Record, 10/5/11)
Pat McCrory goes to the DMV (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/4/11)
Group launches NC bid for gay marriage (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/4/11)
GOP senator: NC classroom layoffs will decrease (WRAL, 10/4/11)
McCrory: Announcement on future to come in 2012 (WRAL, 10/4/11)
McCrory not yet ready to declare a run for governor (WSOC-TV, 10/4/11)
McCrory: Announcement on run for governor to come in 2012 (Charlotte Observer, 10/4/11)
Pat McCrory’s timeline: Early 2012 (National Journal, 10/4/11)
Video: McCrory – Announcement on governor’s race won’t come until 2012 (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/4/11)
Panel – Charlotte has problems but reflects a changing America (Convention Watch, 10/4/11)
Democratic governors look at arena (Convention Watch, 10/4/11)
Commentary: Perdue didn’t start revolution in Cary (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/2/11)
SC, NC face 2012 with shrunken election budgets (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/2/11)
On Hatteras, ‘We just need help’ (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/2/11)
NC overpaid $533.9M in unemployment benefits (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/1/11)
Governor tours Hurricane Irene damage on Hatteras Island (Raleigh News & Observer, 10/1/11)

SEPTEMBER 2011

Suit seeks to block abortion rules (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/30/11)
Video: Perdue denies political connection to potential industrial deal (WRAL, 9/30/11)
Fox News asks GOP Senate leader about Perdue’s gaffe (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/30/11)
Perdue says her point was ‘sarcasm’ (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/29/11)
Why North Carolina’s Perdue is the most endangered governor (US News, 9/29/11)
Gov. Perdue’s ‘suspend elections’ comment draws a backlash (Fayetteville Observer, 9/29/11)
More on Perdue (Greensboro News & Record, 9/29/11)
Opinion: Governor cannot be serious. Or can she? (Jacksonville Daily News, 9/29/11)
Editorial: It’s a bad idea, gov (Salisbury Post, 9/29/11)
In defense of Bev Perdue (The Daily Caller, 9/29/11)
Why North Carolina’s Perdue is the most endangered governor (US News, 9/29/11)
Lighten up, Francis (and Pat) (The Progressive Pulse, 9/28/11)
What was Bev Perdue thinking? (Washington Post, 9/28/11)
Perdue says election remarks were sarcasm (UPI, 9/28/11)
Was Perdue joking? Listen to the audio (Charlotte Observer, 9/28/11)
Perdue continues to take heat for remarks (The Times News, 9/28/11)
Civitas Poll: Perdue sees lowest approval ratings in nearly two years (WWAY, 9/28/11)
Perdue: ‘My point was one of sarcasm’ (Greensboro News & Record, 9/28/11)
Perdue’s call for suspending elections may be ‘a national liability’ ahead of 2012, critics say (The Daily Caller, 9/28/11)
Gov. Perdue: Hold off a bit on congressional elections? (Charlotte Observer, 9/28/11)
Perdue: Hold off a bit on congressional elections? (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/28/11)
Suspend elections? (The Hill, 9/27/11)
Bev Perdue faces criticism for trip to China (The State Column, 9/27/11)
NC Governor: Suspend elections so Congress can focus on economy (The Hill, 9/27/11)
Governor Perdue – at  lunch with the Cary Rotary Club (Cary Citizen, 9/27/11)
Perdue campaign gives back donation (Winston-Salem Journal, 9/27/11)
Perdue’s election comment sparks controversy (WRAL, 9/27/11)
Perdue returns donation (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/27/11)
Perdue jokes about suspending Congressional elections for two years (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/27/11)

Poll finds NC residents unhappy with elected officials across the board (Winston-Salem Journal, 9/26/11)
Perdue will stump for business in China, Japan (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/25/11)
NC Pride Parade takes aim at gay-marriage amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/25/11)
Proposed NC voting maps confound (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/25/11)
Concern underlies festivities at gay pride event (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/24/11)
NC wants waiver on federal education law (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/24/11)
Perdue leans toward offshore drilling (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/24/11)
PACs gave big in 2010 election (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/24/11)
Universities vital, leaders say; cut elsewhere (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/23/11)
NC counties strain to fight Irene’s mosquitoes (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/23/11)
Perdue isn’t a target of SBI probe of campaign, DA says (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/23/11)
NC parties gear up for 2012 gubernatorial race (Daily Tar Heel, 9/22/11)
Ballot’s omitted clause on same-sex marriage ban raises objections (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/22/11)
Spiritual community split about gay marriage vote (Charlotte Observer, 9/18/11)
Churches speak up on gay marriage (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/18/11)
House Speaker: Let’s find way to keep Teaching Fellows (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/18/11)
Fierce fight expected over constitutional amendment against gay marriage in NC (Fayetteville Observer, 9/18/11)
NC House Speaker on the road till May (Charlotte Observer, 9/18/11)
Asheville, NC activists prepare for battle over gay-marriage ban (Asheville Citizen-Times, 9/17/11)
Governor’s vote on amendment a mystery (WRAL, 9/17/11)
McCrory on Marriage Amendment (WRAL, 9/16/11)
Gay marriage question could affect NC GOP primary (WRAL, 9/16/11)
McCrory wants to run for governor, no official announcement yet (WECT, 9/16/11)
McCrory not inevitable? (Public Policy Polling, 9/15/11)
McCrory trails Tea Party challenger by 6 (Public Policy Polling, 9/15/11)
Obama’s aim: Recapture North Carolina (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/15/11)
NC Governor vetoes photo ID voter bill (Charlotte Observer, 9/15/11)
Obama’s aim: Recapture North Carolina (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/15/11)
Lawmakers end an acrimonious session (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/15/11)
Marriage amendment gives way to more support for DOMA repeal (Iowa Independent, 9/15/11)
Same-sex marriage ban to go before voters in May (Charlotte Observer, 9/14/11)
Democrat appointed budget-writer in GOP-led House (WRAL, 9/14/11)
Dems: Constitutional session a ‘waste’ (WRAL, 9/14/11)
After marriage question, NC Legislature goes home (WRAL, 9/14/11)
GOP Senate leader: Amendment session ‘productive’ (WRAL, 9/14/11)
Leadership term limits must wait until May (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/14/11)
Gay marriage ban put on ballot; opposition drive begins (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/14/11)
400 jobs will be eliminated at state DOT (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/13/11)
NC to vote on same-sex marriage on same day as 2012 primary (National Journal, 9/13/11)
NC Senate joins House in backing same-sex marriage amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/13/11)
NC House OKs amendment banning gay marriage (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/13/11)
Why is Perdue quiet on gays? (Charlotte Observer, 9/13/11)
NC Republicans launch sneak attack on gays (Huffington Post, 9/12/11)
Opinion: Marriage laws and NC’s justices (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/12/11)
State lawmakers return for gay marriage amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/12/11)
Facebook co-founder won’t ‘friend’ marriage amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/12/11)
OPEN/net fights to stay on TV (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/12/11)
Commentary: McCrory is a candidate – treat him like one (The Daily Advance, 9/11/11)
Former Charlotte mayor tours region (BlueRidge Now, 9/11/11)
Commentary: Balance of left and right (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/11/11)
Legislators wade into debate on marriage (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/11/11)
GOP’s last-minute sub brings up marriage bill (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/11/11)
Perdue announces Etheridge will advise Irene recovery (ENCToday, 9/10/11)
Senate slips in marriage discussion (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/10/11)
Roads, schools, taxes and military retirement were key issues for Gov. Perdue’s military summit in Fayetteville (Fayetteville Observer, 9/10/11)
Perdue targets state purchasing (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/10/11)
Perdue shifts Etheridge to Irene recovery (WRAL, 9/9/11)
Obama to travel to Triangle on Wed to discuss jobs plan (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/9/11)
Hurricane Irene helps Gov. Perdue’s approval rating (NCNN, 9/9/11)
UNC system wants more money to keep key faculty (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/9/11)
Dem lawmaker makes pitch for the 1-cent sales tax (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/9/11)
Welcoming new jobs (Charlotte Observer, 9/8/11)
Video: Perdue’s fundraising advantage smaller than in 2008 (WRAL, 9/8/11)
McCrory hints, but doesn’t yet declare (WRAL, 9/8/11)
Irene lifts Perdue (Politico, 9/8/11)
Perdue emerges from Irene stronger (Public Policy Polling, 9/8/11)
Fayetteville outer loop among road projects Gov. Perdue is speeding up (Fayetteville Observer, 9/8/11)
Editorial: Perdue’s statement on beltway construction is good news (Winston-Salem Journal, 9/8/11)
Raleigh businessman Art Pope aided the Koch brothers, but by how much? (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/8/11)
National media spotlight already on Charlotte (Charlotte Observer, 9/8/11)
Perdue: NC will pay Irene damage feds don’t cover (Wilmington Star News, 9/8/11)
UNC system loses 3,000 jobs over state budget (M2M Politics, 9/8/11)
Governor: Construction of first segment of Northern Beltway will begin in 2014 (Winston-Salem Journal, 9/7/11)
Video: Gov. Bev Perdue announces urban loop acceleration plan (News14, 9/7/11)
Ads urge NC lawmakers to back marriage amendment (WRAL, 9/7/11)
Pre-K ruling stands, but GOP is critical (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/7/11)
NC lawmakers stake positions on same-sex marriage (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/7/11)
Same-sex marriage ban sets off a duel (Charlotte Observer, 9/7/11)
NC wanted take of all gambling revenue (Asheville Citizen-Times, 9/5/11)
Commentary: NC unions in GOP sights (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/4/11)
All together now (Raleigh News & Observer, 9/4/11)
Perdue tells agencies to help with Irene cleanup (WRAL, 9/3/11)
Crop losses push NC damage from Irene above $400M (WRAL, 9/2/11)
NC plans temporary bridge for damaged Outer Banks (Reuters, 9/2/11)
Proposed NC voting districts sent to Washington (Charlotte Observer, 9/2/11)
Bev v. Irene: Gov. Perdue showed the urgency NC needs for hurricane relief (Daily Tarheel, 9/1/11)
NC farmers ask Perdue for Irene recovery help fast (Forbes, 9/1/11)

AUGUST 2011

Big employer fishes for perks from NC and other states (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/31/11)
State Board of Education may OK fast track for charter schools (M2M Politics, 8/31/11)
Legislative Democrats push for quick hurricane response (M2M Politics, 8/31/11)
GOP pushes same-sex marriage amendment (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/31/11)
Perdue switches the messenger (Politico, 8/30/11)
Top Perdue spokeswoman leaving for new department (NBC17, 8/30/11)
Republicans want NC voters to vote on gay marriages amendment (NBC17, 8/30/11)
“Right-sizing” state government downsizes NC economy (The Progressive Pulse, 8/30/11)
Perdue vows to pursue ‘rapid recovery’ from Irene (Rocky Mount Telegram, 8/29/11)
Tobacco, poultry among NC farm losses from Irene (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/29/11)
Video: Gov. Perdue: NC is resilient despite damage (CNN, 8/29/11)
As NC cleans up, tourism fears take center stage (M2M Politics, 8/29/11)
Partisan hurricane disaster tours? (The Progressive Pulse, 8/29/11)
Commentary: New law may stifle our cities (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/28/11)
NC assesses Irene damage, begins cleanup (LA Times, 8/28/11)
Bev Perdue’s big moment (Politico, 8/26/11)
Perdue shows some staff the door, invites others in (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/26/11)
Hurricane Irene in North Carolina a big moment for Bev Perdue (Politico, 8/26/11)
Triangle will lose 9,200 jobs because of budget cuts, study says (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/26/11)
NC GOP legislature still can’t gerrymander like Illinois Democrats (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/26/11)
FEMA, Perdue urge residents to get prepared (WNCT, 8/25/11)
Duke Energy helps McCrory’s and Perdue’s causes (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/25/11)
NC officials say they are ready to respond to Irene despite budget cuts (NBC17, 8/24/11)
Perdue: NC ready for Irene despite budget cuts (MyFox8, 8/23/11)
Editorial: Voter ID debate needs to go away (Greensboro News-Record, 8/23/11)
No Child Left Behind waiver? (Charlotte Observer, 8/22/11)
Opinion: A budget to learn from (Lincoln Tribune, 8/21/11)
Southern governors in Asheville learn South lags in middle-skills workers (Asheville Citizen-Times, 8/21/11)
Commentary: The art of district drawing (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/21/11)
Opinion: Flaw in census no small matter (Jacksonville Daily News, 8/20/11)
Southern governors hear ideas on investment and energy at Asheville meeting (Asheville Citizen-Times, 8/20/11)
Study: South has ‘middle-skills’ worker shortage (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/20/11)
Gov. Bev Perdue wants federal programs, patent office (Greater Triad Business Journal, 8/19/11)
Governors in Asheville get advice on jobs, education (Asheville Citizen-Times, 8/19/11)
Southern governors focus on job creation as they meet in NC (AP, 8/19/11)
Perdue moving forward after pre-K ruling (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/19/11)
Editorial: Preschool rule (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/19/11)
McCrory tells local leaders not to give up on efforts to get federal transit funding (The Herald Weekly, 8/18/11)
State appeals Manning’s More at Four order (Beaufort Observer, 8/18/11)
Pre-K dispute seen as precursor to Leandro repeal (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/18/11)
GOP disputes Koch brothers role in Wake school board elections (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/18/11)
Perdue’s office: We want all you children, but… (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/18/11)
With higher NC unemployment rate expected for July, governor urges support for state’s public education system (Carolina Public Press, 8/18/11)
Perdue: NC unemployment rate is going up (Asheville Citizen-Times, 8/18/11)
Perdue’s pre-K directive could cost NC up to $360 million (NCNN, 8/18/11)
Editorial: Legislature must fully finance pre-K program and end waiting lists for children (Winston-Salem Journal, 8/18/11)
2010 tourism grew in nearly all NC counties (NCNN, 8/17/11)
Perdue down 8 to McCrory (Public Policy Polling, 8/17/11)
Governor hears military-related concerns (ENC Today, 8/17/11)
NC AG appeals pre-K ruling mandating access to school (Fox Carolina, 8/17/11)
Editorial: The court says so (Greensboro News-Record, 8/17/11)
GOP leaders ask judge: Pre-K for all 4-year-olds? (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/16/11)
NC parents in limbo amid pre-kindergarten battle (WXII, 8/16/11)
Opinion: NC education and The Judge (Beaufort Observer, 8/15/11)
GOP legislators to ask Manning for clarification on pre-K order (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/15/11)
Editorial: Lawmakers need to do right thing on pre-K (Charlotte Observer, 8/15/11)
Gay marriage supporters, opponents face off in Raleigh (WRAL, 8/10/11)
Perdue funds surge amid malpractice debate (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/9/11)
Deep Medicaid cuts suddenly on table in NC (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/5/11)
State facing mandate to enroll 4-year-olds (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/4/11)
NC legislators craft bills with business aid (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/3/11)
Planned Parenthood, others plan lawsuit over new abortion law (WRAL, 8/3/11)
Compensation urged for sterilization victims (Raleigh News & Observer, 8/2/11)
Governor nearing her 100-county goal (ENC Today, 8/1/11)
Editorial: Stop the shenanigans over the voter ID bill (Charlotte Observer, 8/1/11)
Opinion: McCrory’s money talks big about possible rematch (Charlotte Observer, 8/1/11)
Poll still has Gov. Perdue trailing in hypothetical race (NCNN, 8/1/11)
Pat McCrory may have Tea trouble (BlueNC, 8/1/11)

JULY 2011

Perdue’s fighter image could help her in 2012 (WXII, 7/31/11)
Audio: Education cuts squeeze NC teachers (NPR, 7/31/11)
Fast money makes governor’s race one to watch (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/31/11)
Commentary: A sharp right for our state (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/31/11)
Praised teacher program gets ax (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/31/11)
Editorial: The appalling arrogance of Paul Stam (Winston-Salem Journal, 7/31/11)
Legislature saw drama, big shifts (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/31/11)
Opinion: Voter ID bill down, but not out (Asheville Citizen-Times, 7/30/11)
Editorial: Drawn and quartered (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/30/11)
Schedule weighs on legislators (Greensboro News & Record, 7/30/11)
Treasurer says NC could weather default (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/30/11)
NC Republicans stay busy with bills, amendments (New Bern Sun Journal, 7/30/11)
Abortion restrictions to become NC law (Asheville Citizen-Times, 7/29/11)
The Fix: NC guber contest ranked most competitive (Washington Post, 7/29/11)
Weary Democrats wary of GOP maneuvers (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/29/11)
NC governor’s race may be the most expensive in country (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/29/11)
Gov. Perdue vows to run for second term (ENC Today, 7/29/11)
Opinion: Disrespecting voters, in the name of politics (Charlotte Observer, 7/29/11)
Pilot Light: House has mixed-bag on vetoes (Southern Pines Pilot, 7/29/11)
Local voter ID? (Greensboro News & Record, 7/29/11)
Editorial: Some deficits justified (The-Dispatch, 7/29/11)
NC lawmakers approve abortion restrictions (Forbes, 7/28/11)
Video: Perdue discusses challenges facing military communities in the east (WNCT, 7/28/11)
Military summit series begins (New Bern Sun Journal, 7/28/11)
NC gov race #5 on Politico top 10 list (Politico, 7/28/11)
NC lawmakers pass abortion law over veto (Reuters, 7/28/11)
Sen. Bingham feels heat over abortion bill vote (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/28/11)
Video: With abortion restrictions in place, General Assembly adjourns until Sept (The Progressive Pulse, 7/28/11)
Editorial: Shameless – Voter ID lives on, thanks to a fraudulent vote (Fayetteville Observer, 7/28/11)
NC Senate overturns Perdue’s abortion bill veto (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/28/11)
Gov. Perdue not taking anything personally (NCNN, 7/28/11)
Bingham absence will allows abortion bill to pass (Greensboro News & Record, 7/28/11)
Editorial: Jobless ignored in Raleigh (Greenville Daily Reflector, 7/28/11)
Gov. Perdue says she will run for re-election (NBC 17, 7/28/11)
MSNBC dubs Bev Perdue the ‘thin blue line’ (The Daily News, 7/28/11)
Likely GOP candidate McCrory raises $1M (WNCT, 7/27/11)
McCrory fundraising gearing up (National Journal, 7/27/11)
Fundraisers keep Governor’s School afloat (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/27/11)
Perdue raises $1.3M, McCrory $1M as rematch looms (M2M Politics, 7/27/11)
Audio: When a failed GOP override isn’t a failure (The Progressive Pulse, 7/27/11)
New maps etched into law; court challenges ahead (M2M Politics, 7/27/11)
Gov. Perdue’s voter ID veto stands (Fayetteville Observer, 7/27/11)
Perdue leads McCrory in fundraising (WWAY, 7/27/11)
Perdue, McCrory each raise $1M+ for 2012 campaigns (WFAE, 7/27/11)
Abortion restrictions become NC law after override (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/27/11)
Editorial: Senate should let veto of abortion measure stand (Charlotte Observer, 7/27/11)
House overrides 3 Perdue vetoes (Charlotte Observer, 7/26/11)
North Carolinians favor override of Perdue veto of voter photo ID by nearly 2 to 1 (Beaufort Observer, 7/26/11)
State lawmakers override veto on rule-making process reform (NCNN, 7/26/11)
Voter ID veto stands, for now (WRAL, 7/26/11)
Winning & losing on vetoes (Carolina Journal, 7/26/11)
NC House votes for ultrasound law, overriding Gov. Perdue veto (Huffington Post, 7/26/11)
Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto to block voter ID mandate stands (M2M Politics, 7/26/11)
Legislature backs redistricting plans (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/26/11)
NC House overrides GO. Perdue’s vetoes on rule-making bills (Fayetteville Observer, 7/26/11)
NC lawmakers OK redistricting for 3 sets of maps (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/25/11)
House overrides three Perdue vetoes, more possible (WRAL, 7/25/11)
Editorial: Ill-conceived tax change has corporations winning, state losing money (Winston-Salem Journal, 7/25/11)
Commentary: NC districts bent by raw GOP politics (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/24/11)
A closer look at revised legislative district proposals (The Times News, 7/22/11)
The Civitas fine print (The Progressive Pulse, 7/20/11)
New maps would bunk two pairs of US House Democrats (M2M Politics, 7/19/11)
Perdue opposes community college mergers (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/19/11)
GOP searches for one more vote on abortion bill (Lincoln Tribune, 7/19/11)
Revised congressional map would still favor GOP (M2M Politics, 7/19/11)
Nonpartisan redistricting backed by speakers (M2M Politics, 7/18/11)
NAACP lawyer argues against ‘packing’ of minorities (M2M Politics, 7/18/11)
Judge rules state’s pre-K budget cuts can’t be implemented (M2M Politics, 7/18/11)
Editorial: Sustain veto on offshore drilling (The Daily Reflector, 7/18/11)
Democratic pollster says majority in NC disapprove of Obama (Fayetteville Observer, 7/18/11)
Perdue urges General Assembly to reject merging community colleges (WECT, 7/18/11)
Commentary: Perdue’s administrative procedures veto may not hold (The Daily Advance, 7/18/11)
New GOP-led redistricting maps draw criticism (WRAL, 7/17/11)
Opinion: Right way to end face-off in Raleigh (Jacksonville Daily News, 7/17/11)
McCrory uses social media to support voter ID bill (Fox Charlotte, 7/16/11)
Republicans in process of overriding Perdue vetoes (The Daily Tar Heel, 7/16/11)
Poll: Perdue trails McCrory by 8 points as Democratic base erodes (WWAY, 7/15/11)
Q&A with House Speaker Thom Tillis (The Business Journal, 7/15/11)
Take a look at the partisan divide in NC House districts (M2M Politics, 7/15/11)
After criticism, House Speaker Tillis pledges to cut his staff, payroll (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/15/11)
Changes in congressional map likely by weekend (M2M Politics, 7/15/11)
McCrory’s political trash talk (Greensboro News & Record, 7/15/11)
McCrory raising money for 2012? (WRAL, 7/15/11)
Perdue trails McCrory by 8 (Public Policy Polling, 7/15/11)
Editorial: Veto showdowns indicate failures (Greensboro News & Record, 7/15/11)
Editorial: Rough riders – a partisan showdown to be decided by NC voters in 2012 (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/15/11)
NC Senate overrides all 6 vetoes (Charlotte Observer, 7/14/11)
State senate wastes no time with overrides (NCNN, 7/14/11)
Welcome to the full time Republican legislature (NC Policy Watch, 7/14/11)
House remapping plan would make future brighter for GOP (M2M Politics, 7/13/11)
Senate gets to work overriding vetoes (M2M Politics, 7/13/11)
Lawmakers, vetoes and an inflatable oil rig (Charlotte Observer, 7/13/11)
Editorial: Fairness – Malpractice bill missed the real problems (Fayetteville Observer, 7/13/11)
State lawmakers return for redistricting and veto overrides (NCNN, 7/13/11)
As six overrides advance, Senator calls Republicans ‘vindictive’ (The Progressive Pulse, 7/13/11)
NC Senate overrides six of Gov. Perdue’s vetoes (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/13/11)
NC Senate stands ready to try overriding governor (Charlotte Observer, 7/13/11)
Senate GOP: Six overrides “strong message” to Perdue (WRAL, 7/13/11)
Editorial: NC lawmakers back to work; act wisely (Charlotte Observer, 7/13/11)
Crazed and confused: Pat McCrory’s latest robocall (Progressive Pulse, 7/12/11)
Gov. Perdue hopes lawmakers will fix vetoed bills (M2M Politics, 7/12/11)
New Tar Heel districts boost GOP (Southern Political Report, 7/12/11)
Editorial: Perdue’s vetoes, redistricting are on the line as lawmakers return to Raleigh (Wilmington Star News, 7/12/11)
NC Dem Chair: GOP policies hurt women (Fayetteville Observver, 7/11/11)
Perdue’s energy panel meeting in Raleigh (Bloomberg Businessweek, 7/11/11)
State government job cuts, exactly how many and when is the question (NCNN, 7/11/11)
NC’s new voting districts are all over the map (Charlotte Observer, 7/11/11)
Commentary: Sacrifices behind the GOP lines (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/10/11)
Analyst offers advice on drawing minority districts (M2M Politics, 7/7/11)
Rep. Mel Watt blasts GOP redistricting map (Davidson News, 7/5/11)
Commentary: Lifting charter school caps a lesson in the politics of the practical (The Daily Advance, 7/4/11)
GOP advantage built into new congressional maps (WFAE, 7/4/11)
Opinion: GOP redistricting strategy is diabolical (Charlotte Observer, 7/4/11)
Redistricting map gives GOP the edge (ENC Today, 7/4/11)
Shuler, Miller, Kissell biggest losers in congressional remap (NC Watchdog, 7/4/11)
Commentary: School choice the biggest winner in legislative session (The Daily Advance, 7/4/11)
NC Republicans make good on pledge to make minority super districts (Examiner, 7/3/11)
Editorial: Perdue, Republicans in fight to finish as her vetoes fly (Winston-Salem Journal, 7/3/11)
Commentary: Politics as usual, and ugly (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/3/11)
GOP lawmaker: Budget makes North Carolina stronger (Fayetteville Observer, 7/3/11)
Perdue vetoes four more bills, bringing the total to 15 (Winston-Salem Journal, 7/1/11)
New congressional districts lean R (WRAL, 7/1/11)
Two troopers placed on desk duty during probe (Greensboro News & Record, 7/1/11)
Perdue vetoes four more bills (Greensboro News-Record, 7/1/11)
Perdue vetoes praised, scorned (Raleigh News & Observer, 7/1/11)
Perdue vetoes unemployment agency bill (Fayetteville Observer, 7/1/11)

JUNE 2011

First NC wanted to prevent women from having babies, now they want to force them to have them (Creative Loafing Charlotte, 6/30/11)
Editorial: Necessary veto (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/30/11)
Opinion: Perdue vetoed voter photo ID to get as many votes as she can (Winston-Salem Journal, 6/30/11)
Bishop: I’ll be working to overturn abortion veto (Charlotte Observer, 6/30/11)
Senate GOP leader: Perdue vetoes ‘desperate’, ‘indecisive’ (WRAL, 6/30/11)
Perdue issues vetoes on ESC, tracking, environment, health (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/30/11)
Trooper accused of false arrest (Greensboro News & Record, 6/30/11)
NC environmentalists applaud governor’s vetoes (Progressive Pulse, 6/30/11)
Perdue plans military summit at Ft. Bragg (Fayetteville Observer, 6/29/11)
State trooper accused of harassing NC lawyer’s wife (NBC-17, 6/29/11)
NC GOP: We said what? (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/29/11)
Another justified veto by the governor (The Pilot, 6/28/11)
Gov. Perdue vetoes ‘most extreme’ abortion bill (Creative Loafing Charlotte, 6/28/11)
Perdue vetoes abortion-limits bill (Greensboro News & Record, 6/28/11)
Commentary: Enough of the state’s phony solicitude (Fayetteville Observer, 6/28/11)
Reactions to the abortion bill veto (WRAL, 6/27/11)
Perdue vetoes bill requiring waiting period for abortions (Progressive Pulse, 6/27/11)
Opinion: There was bipartisan agreement in many issues (Hickory Daily Record, 6/27/11)
Perdue vetoes abortion bill (Reuters, 6/27/11)
Commentary: Perdue’s latest veto to have unpredictable consequences (The Daily Advance, 6/27/11)
Editorial: The veotes count hits 9 — with more candidates ahead (Fayetteville Observer, 6/26/11)
Commentary: Republicans face challenge to win unaffiliated voters (Greenville Daily Reflector, 6/25/11)
Inside politics: Campaign advantages exist for incumbents (Fayetteville Observer, 6/25/11)
Perdue vetoes malpractice bill (Charlotte Observer, 6/25/11)
Opinion: Photo IDs and Bev (Beaufort Observer, 6/25/11)
NC Governor vetoes medical malpractice limits (The Daily Advance, 6/24/11)
Perdue vetoes photo ID voter bill (Charlotte Observer, 6/24/11)
GOP sees Red,not Carolina Blue in NC gains (Roll Call, 6/21/11)
Opinion: Silence on budget indeed was golden for NC corporations (The Daily Advance, 6/21/11)
Analysis: Have Republicans changed NC forever? (Wilmington Journal, 6/21/11)
Opinion: Elections will tell if voters wanted change (The Daily Advance, 6/20/11)
GOP still working to get to their 10 points (Greensboro News-Record, 6/20/11)
McCrory tests waters (Washington Daily News, 6/19/11)
GOP legislation was largely as billed (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/19/11)
Editorial: Territory uncharted for a reason (Salisbury Post, 6/19/11)
Opinion: Republicans the ones who refused to compromise on budget (The Daily Advance, 6/19/11)
Opinion: Republican lawmakers’ lack of deliberative debate could result in unintended consequences (Greenville Daily Reflector, 6/19/11)
Lawmakers move NC to the right (Charlotte Observer, 6/19/11)
Legislature wraps up first session (Charlotte Observer, 6/19/11)
Editorial: Despite promises to be different, Republicans operate just like Democrats did (Wilmington Star News, 6/18/11)
Perdue vetoes bill hitting dues for teachers’ group (Reuters, 6/18/11)
NC omnibus election law bill appears not to pass (Ballot Access News, 6/18/11)
Bill makes about 3 dozen tweaks to state budget (Charlotte Observer, 6/18/11)
NC Legislature finishes 1st session under GOP (Greenville Daily Reflector, 6/18/11)
NC Senate adjourns without passing ballot access reform (Ballot Access News, 6/18/11)
Opinion: It’s easy for a party to get out of hand (Charlotte Observer, 6/18/11)
Perdue signs law lifting cap on charter schools (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/17/11)
Video: Perdue visits the East, lashes out against Republicans veto override (WNCT, 6/17/11)
Budget vetoes — the latest trend? (The Greater Triad Business Journal, 6/17/11)
Abortion bill could get veto (Gaston Gazette, 6/17/11)
Opinion: NC legislature gives green light to tax dodges (Greenville Daily Reflector, 6/17/11)
Editorial: Gov. Perdue should veto insult to women (Charlotte Observer, 6/17/11)
Proposed redistricting maps released by GOP (Charlotte Observer, 6/17/11)
Legislature still has more work left on plate (WRAL, 6/17/11)
In NC, Romney leads, McCrory vulnerable (Public Policy Polling, 6/17/11)
Planned Parenthood mulls court challenge to NC funding cuts (Reuters, 6/17/11)
NC votes to defund Planned Parenthood (Talking Points Memo, 6/16/11)
Editorial: Override: Now what? State still must move forward (Fayetteville Observer, 6/16/11)
Senate vote clinches override of Perdue’s veto of leaner budget (Charlotte Observer, 6/16/11)
Security tightens as tensions rise at legislature (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/16/11)
Opinion: Midnight legislators play voters for fools (Fayetteville Observer, 6/16/11)
Senate approves abortion rules (Charlotte Observer, 6/16/11)
Senate agrees to abortion limits (Raleigh news & Observer, 6/16/11)
GOP: Perdue never tried to compromise on budget (WRAL, 6/16/11)
Battleground North Carolina: Midnight Madness and the Southern backlash (Huffington Post, 6/16/11)
Budget now hangs squarely on GOP (The Pilot, 6/16/11)
Opinion: Wide-ranging legislation comes with consequences (The Daily Advance, 6/16/11)
Voter ID bill passes Senate (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/16/11)
Senate vote clinches override of Perdue’s veto of leaner budget (Charlotte Observer, 6/16/11)
NC GOP overrides veto, axes Planned Parenthood funding (Huffington Post, 6/15/11)
Lawmakers send abortion restrictions to Perdue (WRAL, 6/15/11)
Perdue’s budget veto overturned (Reuters, 6/15/11)
NC lawmakers override governor’s budget veto (Reuters, 6/15/11)
Perdue continues to gain on McCrory (Public Policy Polling, 6/15/11)
Perdue’s political fortunes may turn if budget is a bust (Asheville Citizen-Times, 6/14/11)
Perdue’s budget veto expected to energize voters (Greensboro News-Record, 6/14/11)
GOP unpopularity continues to grow in NC (Public Policy Polling, 6/14/11)
Editorial: Veto makes a statement (Salisbury Post, 6/14/11)
Perdue says veto isn’t about partisan politics (Charlotte Observer, 6/14/11)
Opinion: Still time for 5 Dems to vote no on job-killing budget (The Daily Advance, 6/14/11)
NOW is the time to speak up on the state’s budget (Creative Loafing, 6/14/11)
GOP says Perdue is cashing in on her budget veto (Charlotte Observer, 6/14/11)
Editorial: Perdue’s NO – and a fear for the state’s future with GOP at the helm (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/14/11)
Editorial: When politics and public policy collide (Charlotte Observer, 6/14/11)
Perdue vetoes the budget GOP set to override (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/13/11)
More vetoes likely, but GOP not rattled (Charlotte Observer, 6/13/11)
NC steps to center stage in 2012 race (Charlotte Observer, 6/13/11)
Editorial: Perdue may not win this war, but she took the right stand (Wilmington Star News, 6/13/11)
Budget very unpopular with NC voters (Public Policy Polling, 6/13/11)
Editorial: State legislative theatrics overshadow real work (Fayetteville Observer, 6/13/11)
Perdue vetoes state budget (Charlotte Observer, 6/13/11)
Lee schools chief earns conservatives’ ire (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/12/11)
Video: Five key Democrats won’t change votes, meaning House can override Perdue veto (NBC17, 6/12/11)
Perdue vetoes $20B budget proposal, becomes 1st NC governor to ever reject spending plan (Washington Post, 6/12/11)
Reality check: Obama’s Tarheel target (National Journal, 6/9/11)
At state convention, Republicans cheer exploits (Charlotte Observer, 6/5/11)
At convention, NC Republicans already talking ’12 (Greenville Daily Reflector, 6/4/11)
Senate budget advances on party lines (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/2/11)
NC House backs drug-maker lawsuit protections (Greensboro News-Record, 6/2/11)
NC House panel backs repealing Racial Justice Act (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/2/11)
Republicans smell victory in budget impasse (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/2/11)
Workers’ comp laws to change (Raleigh News & Observer, 6/2/11)
Legislature may deal with redistricting in July (Charlotte Observer, 6/1/11)
DNC host committee staff named (Charlotte Observer, 6/1/11)
New bills in NC legislature seek to constitutionally define marriage (Daily Tar Heel, 6/1/11)

MAY 2011

Perdue to reporters: Budget is a ‘charade’ (Greensboro News-Record, 5/31/11)
Editorial: Lawmaker’s contempt for the unemployed is contagious in Raleigh (Wilmington Star News, 5/31/11)
Perdue has a chance of being reelected in 2012 (NCNN, 5/30/11)
Republicans brace for tough 2012 fight against Obama in unlikely place — North Carolina (Washington Post, 5/30/11)
Inside Politics: Perdue may be benefiting from anger over budget cuts (Fayetteville Observer, 5/30/11)
Editorial: Senate should restore funds for rail transit (Charlotte Observer, 5/29/11)
Commentary: Just cuts won’t cut it, GOP learns (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/29/11)
Budget impasse raises worries (Greensboro News-Record, 5/29/11)
Perdue rips into Republicans’ budget (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/28/11)
Editorial: Reach agreement on jobless benefits (Greensboro News-Record, 5/28/11)
Editorial: Draconian education cuts proposed by GOP could set state back years (Wilmington Star News, 5/28/11)
Video: Gov. Perdue speaks out against proposed budget (WNCT, 5/27/11)
Possible NC budget deal saves teaching assistants (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/27/11)
House delays vote on restoring jobless checks (NCNN, 5/27/11)
Why legislative republicans are starting to back down and what should be done about it (The Progressive Pulse, 5/27/11)
Perdue draws her lines in the sand (Greensboro News-Record, 5/27/11)
Perdue addresses cuts; House and Senate wrestle with proposed budget (New Bern Sun Journal, 5/27/11)
Editorial: Senate budget would leave education lacking (Winston-Salem Journal, 5/27/11)
NC Dems: Pat McCrory stands with ideologues instead of with North Carolina’s children (NC Democratic Party, 5/26/11)
Perdue opposes mixing jobless benefits, budget (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/26/11)
NC unemployment standoff drags endlessly (Huffington Post, 5/26/11)
Perdue threatens veto over education funds (Salisbury Post, 5/25/11)
NC Senate puts forth its budget (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/25/11)
NC Senate GOP budget proposal would cut 20K government jobs (Wilmington Star News, 5/25/11)
GOP to roll out compromise to restore NC unemployment benefits (Raliegh News & Observer, 5/25/11)
NC Senate budget would cut tax rates (Forbes, 5/24/11)
Perdue readying the veto stamp? (The Progressive Pulse, 5/24/11)
Senate GOP about to roll out government budget (WRAL, 5/23/11)

Bills give 2012 edge to GOP (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/22/11)

While Gov. Bev Perdue’s numbers edge up, Pat McCrory still leads (M2M Politics, 5/20/11)

Non-budget items take center state in legislature (Carolina Journal, 5/20/11)

A glimmer of decency from Republicans on unemployment? (NC Policy Watch, 5/20/11)

Perdue wants more details on Senate education plan (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/20/11)

McCrory prepping for 2012 run under the radar (Greensboro News-Record, 5/20/11)

Perdue to sign state worker health plan deal (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/20/11)

Perdue’s standing in the polls on the rise (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/20/11)

Early voting bill concerns state elections chief (M2M Politics, 5/19/11)

State health plan compromise headed to Gov. Perdue’s desk (M2M Politics, 5/19/11)

House votes to shorten early voting (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/19/11)

Gay marriage ban rallies draw thousands (M2M Politics, 5/17/11)

Standoff over jobless benefits keeps 37,000 in limbo (WRAL, 5/16/11)

Perdue, cabinet argue against school cuts (M2M Politics, 5/16/11)

Reshaping a state: Less funds for college educations (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/15/11)

Editorial: Business, education, the moment (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/15/11)

Commentary: Deadline looms on NC shutdown (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/15/11)

Editorial: More troubles at the state Highway Patrol (Charlotte Observer, 5/14/11)

Editorial: Political spat echoes beyond capital (Charlotte Observer, 5/14/11)

Perdue: ‘I will go to the mat for education’ (WCTI12, 5/13/11)

Video: Governor’s education tour draws heated reaction (WNCT, 5/13/11)

Perdue asks students, ‘Is it a waste?’ (WECT, 5/12/11)

Governor knocks legislators’ education budget plans (Wilmington Star News, 5/12/11)

Early polling provides insight into governor’s race (NCFEF, 5/12/11)

NC tax package could cut rates, simplify returns (M2M Politics, 5/11/11)

Differences over state budget could lead to a shutdown (NCNN, 5/11/11)

Spokeswoman: Perdue ‘angry and frustrated’ over Senate spending targets (NCNN, 5/11/11)

Editorial: Some budget cuts could be a costlier alternative (Greensboro News-Record, 5/11/11)

Lawmakers weigh education changes (WRAL, 5/10/11)

Bill would revamp education governance (M2M Politics, 5/10/11)

NC Senate backs offshore energy bill (M2M Politics, 5/10/11)

NC Senate leader: jobless funds standoff continues (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/10/11)

Commentary: In the 20s, NC spent, thrived (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/8/11)

Gov. Perdue benefits from Democratic votes for budget (M2M Politics, 5/8/11)

Fiscal stalemate continues as budget heads to Senate (Lincoln Tribune, 5/8/11)

Editorial: Let’s hope GOP keeps vow of no gerrymandering (Wilmington Star News, 5/7/11)

Editorial: Patrick McHenry reveals his true colors (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/7/11)

Race, remaps and reforms (Charlotte Observer, 5/7/11)

Lawmakers approved new rules for municipal broadband (NCNN, 5/6/11)

Editorial: Keeping taxes low not only goal of govt; services needed, too (Wilmington Star News, 5/6/11)

Editorial: Find a way to get along (Greensboro News-Record, 5/6/11)

Five Democrats help pass GOP’s budget (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/5/11)

McHenry: GOP will draw districts with race in mind (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/5/11)

Video: McCrory discusses job market (Blue Ridge Now, 5/5/11)

Video: McCrory discusses offshore drilling (Blue Ridge Now, 5/5/11)

Education-slaughtering budget passes NC House (Creative Loafing, 5/5/11)

Huge layoffs are coming, but 30,000 figure is high (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/5/11)

Gov. Perdue not concerned about veto-proof budget vote (NCNN, 5/5/11)

Editorial: Be it 7,000 or 20,000, job cuts aren’t going to help state’s economy (Asheville Citizen-Times, 5/4/11)

Teachers protest NC budget cuts (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/4/11)

Commentary: Our children, and their education, are worth every penny (Hickory Daily Record, 5/4/11)

NC enacts Unborn Victims of Violence Act (One News Now, 5/4/11)

Power struggle, Part 1: ElectriCities rates, governor calls her bill ‘exorbitant’ (WITN, 5/4/11)

Gov. Perdue and education leaders critical of budget (NCNN, 5/4/11)

Video: House Dems to GOP: You know the harm this budget will cause (Progressive Pulse, 5/4/11)

Video: NC House gives final approval to its budget plan (WNCT, 5/4/11)

Protests staged as NC House debates budget (Forbes, 5/4/11)

Give a penny, save a teacher (The Nation, 5/4/11)

Business leaders push for better education (Charlotte Observer, 5/3/11)

Five protesters arrested at Legislative building (WRAL, 5/3/11)

NC House budget tackles taxpayer-funded abortions (Watchdog, 5/3/11)

First vote on NC House budget coming Tuesday (NCNN, 5/3/11)

GOP pooh-poohs Perdue’s job loss numbers (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/3/11)

Taxes, layoffs are issues in NC House budget (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/3/11)

House Republicans push back on budget (WRAL, 5/2/11)

Opinion: Teachers turn to their protector (The Herald, 5/2/11)

NC House budget meets ‘less is more’ priorities (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/2/11)

Opinion: For GOP, a word of caution (Charlotte Observer, 5/1/11)

Commentary: Dear GOP – A job cut is a job cut (Raleigh News & Observer, 5/1/11)

APRIL 2011

Potential GOP gubernatorial candidate McCrory on the campaign trail (WECT, 4/30/11)

Editorial: Budget blues (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/29/11)

Commentary: McCrory, keep your hands off NC teachers’ paychecks (Charlotte Observer, 4/29/11)

Ramped-up DNC effort gets under way in May (Charlotte Observer, 4/29/11)

Dems, GOP spar over depth of budget cuts (WRAL, 4/28/11)

Bickering unabated as budget vote nears (Charlotte Observer, 4/28/11)

McCrory: Perdue panders, rather than leads, on employees’ premiums (Charlotte Observer, 4/27/11)

NC seeks to defund Planned Parenthood (Creative Loafing, 4/27/11)

Democrats tie GOP to jobless pay impasse (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/27/11)

Poll: Perdue’s improving standing with Democrats (Charlotte Observer, 4/25/11)

Commentary: Got to pick a pocket or two (Winston-Salem Journal, 4/24/11)

Vetoes expose rift in Raleigh (Greensboro News-Record, 4/24/11)

Perdue on rise with Democrats in poll (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/24/11)

Commentary: Perdue calls GOP bluff (The Herald, 4/24/11)

Jobless call for political standoff to end (Cary News, 4/24/11)

Commentary: Two visions of what NC can be (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/24/11)

Opinion: Perdue must rapidly deliver help to storm victims (Winston-Salem Journal, 4/24/11)
50 days in: GOP gets mixed results with NC agenda (New Bern Sun Journal, 4/23/11)
Health care dealings go to the wire but fall short (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/22/11)
Editorial: Drill, baby? (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/22/11)
3-state compact for offshore energy in NC bill (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/21/11)
Irony aside, GOP NC trio pushes offshore drilling (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/21/11)

No deal on state health plan yet (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/21/11)

NC’s divided government in some deep trouble (Charlotte Observer, 4/21/11)
Bill proposes major shakeup in NC court system (Wilmington Star News, 4/21/11)
Bev Perdue’s stormy weather (Washington Post, 4/20/11)

Perdue’s numbers up this month (Public Policy Polling, 4/20/11)

Commentary: A raucous fight with Republicans is just what Perdue needs (Charlotte Observer, 4/20/11)

Desperate jobless call for end to standoff (Charlotte Observer, 4/20/11)

Unborn Victims of Violence Act headed to NC Gov. Perdue (North Carolina Watchdog, 4/20/11)

Editorial: Budget cuts that go too deep (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/19/11)

NC jobless take on Perdue jobless benefits veto (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/19/11)

Dems, jobless call for benefits vote (WRAL, 4/19/11)

Unemployment rate improves, but that’s no help to those losing benefits (Winston-Salem Journal, 4/19/11)

Editorial: Perdue says nope (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/19/11)

GOP: No new benefits bill in sight (WRAL, 4/19/11)

Editorial: The storms of politics (Greensboro News-Record, 4/19/11)

Commentary: Critics’ claims about GOP  budget beyond belief (The Daily Advance, 4/19/11)

GOP pushes new form of vetoed NC health plan bill (Forbes, 4/19/11)

Perdue’s spokespeople still don’t agree on where Governor was Saturday during storm (WWAY, 4/18/11)

About that veto… (Greensboro News-Record, 4/18/11)

Dept. of missing governors (Politico, 4/18/11)

Late-night veto sets up legislative showdown in Raleigh (Greensboro News-Record, 4/18/11)

Editorial: Redraw NC districts for voters, not for politicians (Charlotte Observer, 4/17/11)

Perdue to veto jobless bill over budget cuts added to it (Fayetteville Observer, 4/16/11)

Where was Perdue? (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/16/11)

Editorial: Lawyers,guns and money, but no jobs (Charlotte Observer, 4/16/11)

North Carolina wants to copy Iowa’s redistricting process (Des Moines Register, 4/13/11)

Bill would change how state recruits businesses (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/8/11)

Bill’s aim: Bipartisan boundaries (Charlotte Observer, 4/8/11)

NC bill seeks fairer redistricting plan (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/8/11)

Perdue, NC Senate leader to square off on jobs (Charlotte Observer, 4/7/11)

Perdue creates panel to advise on judge nominees (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/6/11)

Editorial: Reform judicial elections (Greenville Daily Reflector, 4/6/11)

NC creates non-partisan judicial nominating commission (GovMonitor, 4/6/11)

NC voter ID mandate approved by House committee (Charlotte Observer, 4/6/11)

Perdue: Jobs, education must be the state’s priorities (Salisbury Post, 4/4/11)

Man arrested at Executive Mansion (Raleigh News & Observer, 4/2/11)

Perdue is next stop for health plan overhaul (Charlotte Observer, 4/1/11)

House approves changes to state health plan (Greensboro News-Record, 4/1/11)

MARCH 2011

Consolidation of state agencies could help local officials (Kinston Free Press, 3/31/11)

Governor talks jobs during visit (WWAY, 3/30/11)

Dems call changes to NC health plan ‘a slap in the face’ (The Progressive Pulse, 3/30/11)

‘Jobs Tour’ by Perdue under way (ENC Today, 3/29/11)

Business outnumbers consumers on NC health panel (Bloomberg Businessweek, 3/29/11)

How is the GOP doing with their new majority in Raleigh? (Gaston Gazette, 3/28/11)

Youngsville man accused of threatening Gov. Perdue (Raleigh News & Observer, 3/28/11)

North Carolina not responding well to new GOP legislative majority (Public Policy Polling, 3/25/11)

Perdue or no Perdue, Dems would lose NC Gov today (Public Policy Polling, 3/22/11)

Unions wary of Dems’ convention plans in NC (Greenville Daily Reflector, 3/4/11)

FEBRUARY 2011

Perdue cuts office budget but not staff (Charlotte Observer, 2/28/11)

Census rolling out numbers this week in NC (ENCToday, 2/28/11)

Perdue in DC: ‘More optimistic’ on economy (WRAL, 2/28/11)

Perdue: NC can’t yet repay federal unemployment loans (Charlotte Observer, 2/28/11)

State boards face ax to trim budget (Greensboro News-Record, 2/28/11)

Opinion: there are few easy cuts (Winston-Salem Journal, 2/28/11)

Budget would shift schools’ financial burden (Salisbury Post, 2/27/11)

Editorial: Cutting – lawmakers choose most painful way to a budget (Fayetteville Observer, 2/27/11)

Opinion: Predictable budget strategies (Greenville Daily Reflector, 2/27/11)

GOP legislators look to alter Perdue’s budget proposal (Daily Tar Heel, 2/25/11)

Video: Perdue wins the staying on message award (Politico, 2/25/11)

The Perdue disconnect (Public Policy Polling, 2/25/11)

Perdue’s jobs-creation numbers questioned (Triangle Business Journal, 2/25/11)

An early look at 2012 battle for NC governor (Charlotte Business Journal, 2/25/11)

Editorial: After power shift in Raleigh, Perdue smart to keep focus on top priorities (Wilmington Star News, 2/25/11)

House Democrats push back on education (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/25/11)

Perdue, mayors talk budgets, jobs (Greensboro News-Record, 2/25/11)

Editorial: …more veto bait (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/25/11)

GOP spending targets $1.4 billion less than Perdue (Bloomberg, 2/24/11)

Gov. Perdue was investigated by FBI as state senator (Raleigh Telegram, 2/24/11)

Video: How bad is North Carolina’s budget mess? (WTVD, 2/24/11)

Governor, legislators far apart but it’s still only February (Greensboro News-Record, 2/24/11)

North Carolina a 2012 gubernatorial battleground (Southern Political Report, 2/24/11)

Perdue plan shelters schools, while GOP wants deeper cuts (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/24/11)

NC AG: Office shouldn’t defend unenforceable law (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2/24/11)

State budget issues likely to dominate agenda at NC mayors summit (WTKR, 2/24/11)

Editorial: When to veto, when not (Greensboro News-Record, 2/24/11)

Perdue vetoes bill to take incentive funds (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/23/11)

McCrory keeps options open (NCNN, 2/23/11)

Senate bill hands budget ax to Gov. Perdue (Triangle Business Journal, 2/23/11)

NC governor vetoes 1st bill by GOP majority (Bloomberg, 2/22/11)

NC Republicans won’t fight Perdue’s veto (WRAL, 2/22/11)

Editorial: Perdue takes the initiative (Greensboro News-Record, 2/22/11)

Reaction to Perdue veto comes quickly (M2M Politics, 2/22/11)

Opinion: Son’s job affects governor’s (Greenville Daily Reflector, 2/22/11)

Editorial: Faceoff – Governor, GOP harden their budget positions (Fay Observer, 2/22/11)

Showdown between General Assembly, Perdue over budget cutting possible (Lincoln Tribune, 2/22/11)

Perdue vetoes Senate’s economic bill (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/22/11)

Veto foreseen, but it’s a ‘fight worth having’ (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/21/11)

Gov. Perdue tries to put GOP in a box (Carolina Journal, 2/21/11)

Perdue’s plan: a wily, political budget (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/20/11)

Opinion: Perdue’s opening gambit (Winston-Salem Journal, 2/20/11)

NC schools run low on federal aid (Charlotte Observer, 2/20/11)

Bev’s budget burden: Education should be protected against looming cuts (Daily Tar Heel, 2/20/11)

Governor presents surprise tax relief for NC businesses (Cary Citizen, 2/20/11)

NC Gov, GOP resolute on early budget positions (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/20/11)

Opinion: Governor should show leadership (Jacksonville Daily News, 2/20/11)

Governor’s son works to woo businesses (Charlotte Observer, 2/20/11)

Editorial: The plan – governor’s budget begins digging a deeper hole (Fay Observer, 2/20/11)

Commentary: ‘Temporary’ taxes biggest bone of contention in state budget (ENCToday, 2/20/11)

McCrory makes first of two area appearances (New Bern Sun Journal, 2/18/11)

McCrory really wants to run for NC gov in 2012, but stops short of getting into race (WTKR, 2/18/11)

State Senate OKs dipping into reserves (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/8/11)

GOP, counties unhappy with Perdue’s budget (Greenville Daily Reflector, 2/17/11)

Opinion: Predictable GOP (Daily Reflector, 2/8/11)

How do NC Republicans view Democrats’ 2012 Charlotte convention? (Politics Daily, 2/7/11)

Editorial: DNC choice is vote of confidence in NC (Charlotte Observer, 2/7/11)

Perdue called the most vulnerable governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/7/11)

NC state workforce on edge about filling big budget gap (Bloomberg, 2/7/11)

Perdue dismisses talk of vulnerability (WRAL, 2/7/11)

Perdue on health care, budget cutting and incentives (Greensboro News-Record, 2/7/11)

Perdue called the most vulnerable governor (Charlotte Observer, 2/7/11)

As DNC heads to Charlotte, Perdue faces probe (National Journal, 2/4/11)

Dems’ convention choice sends a signal: The South’s a battleground (Charlotte Observer, 2/4/11)

Perdue hires defense lawyers (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/4/11)

Dem: GOP’s early moves on divisive issues strain cooperation (North Carolina Independent, 2/4/11)

A North Carolina distraction (Politico, 2/4/11) Does more gaming help North Carolina? (Charlotte Observer, 2/4/11)

Perdue campaign treasury much smaller than it was 4 years ago (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/3/11)

GOP, Perdue clash over recruiting funds (Charlotte Observer, 2/3/11)

GOP wants to take business recruiting funds from governor (Raleigh News & Observer, 2/3/11)

Perdue slices budget; GOP says cuts must go deeper (News & Observer, 2/2/11)

Opinion: NC Democrats now tied to Obama (News & Observer, 2/2/11)

Could NC use video gambling to pay the bills? (Greensboro News-Record, 2/2/11)

Senate to Perdue: Win some, lose some (WRAL, 2/2/11)

Perdue: ‘Senate cuts go too far’ (Charlotte Observer, 2/2/11)

DNC puts Charlotte, South in spotlight (Charlotte Observer, 2/2/11)

Democrats’ 2012 convention plan aims to keep North Carolina blue (Wall Street Journal, 2/1/11)

Can North Carolina deliver again? (New York Times, 2/1/11)

Senate moving fast to five Gov more budget power (Charlotte Observer, 2/1/11)

Legislative measure gives NC governor more budget power (Bloomberg, 2/1/11)

Democrats pick Charlotte for the 2012 Convention (Charlotte Observer, 2/1/11)

JANUARY 2011

St. Louis vs. Charlotte – tale of the tape (Charlotte Observer, 1/30/11)

Polls show Democrats on fence regarding Perdue (New Bern Sun Journal, 1/29/11)

Perdue taps banks guru for new term (Charlotte Observer, 1/29/11)

No new taxes, all budget cuts on the table says NC Senate GOP leader (Lincoln Tribune, 1/28/11)

Perdue optimistic on jobs outlook (Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/28/11)

NC takes action to protect small businesses (GovMonitor, 1/28/11)

Republicans want to study ABC privatization (Winston-Salem Journal, 1/28/11)

After more than 100 years, GOP has its day (Charlotte Observer, 1/27/11)

New speaker wields a sturdy gavel (News & Observer, 1/27/11)

Budget at center of Assembly concerns (Richmond County Daily Journal, 1/27/11)

Shuler to introduce bill mandating bipartisan redistricting commissions in each state (North Carolina Independent, 1/26/11)

Perdue pulls closer to McCrory (Public Policy Polling, 1/26/11)

GOP opens 2011 session with pledges to cut spending and help business (North Carolina Independent, 1/26/11)

Opinion: Fix budget, taxes, legislative process (Charlotte Observer, 1/23/11)

In tough times, one key priority stands out (Charlotte Observer, 1/23/11)

Opinion: She touts incentives, bipartisan cooperation (Winston-Salem Journal, 1/23/11)

Republicans will finally get turn to draw district lines (Charlotte Observer, 1/23/11)

Commentary: Perdue has power over political fate (Daily Reflector, 1/23/11)

Editorial: Daunting challenge for legislature (Daily Reflector, 1/23/11)

GOP to take reins in Assembly facing budget dilemma (Charlotte Observer, 1/23/11)

GOP praises Perdue revamp proposal, but says more reform needed (Lincoln Tribune, 1/20/11)

Coalition asks Perdue to take ‘balanced approach’ on deficit (North Carolina Independent, 1/20/11)

Governor opposes privatizing NC liquor operations (Bloomberg, 1/20/11)
Commissioners to weigh in on proposal to privatize liquor sales (Salisbury Post, 1/16/11)
In NC, a new battle on school integration (Washington Post, 1/12/11)
Power brokers earned their clout in a different era (The Outer Banks Voice, 1/10/11)
Opinion: Redistricting reforms (Winston-Salem Journal, 1/10/11)
Opinion:  Leading through the hard times (News & Observer, 1/9/11)
Gov. Perdue faces test of political savvy (Charlotte Observer, 1/9/11)
System shuts the voters out from a rare moment (The Outer Banks Voice, 1/9/11)
Opinion: Basnight’s reign comes to an end (Winston-Salem Journal, 1/8/11)
Opinion: It’s hard to give up power (Charlotte Observer, 1/8/11)
Speedier tax refunds promised by Perdue (News & Observer, 1/6/11)
GOP leader calls for business support against groups opposed to Republican agenda (NC Independent, 1/3/11)


North Carolina Gubernatorial Headlines 2010 Archives

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