We won't hear what Gov. Bev Perdue will do with a budget-cutting bill she doesn't like until next week, her office says.
A bill that would give Perdue extra powers to cut at least $400 million from agency budgets and take about $140 million from other state accounts to pay next year's expenses has made it to the governor's office.
Perdue has said she doesn't like the parts that take unspeat money from economic development accounts, including JDIG and One North Carolina. But she won't take any action on the bill until next week at the earliest, said her spokeswoman Christine Mackey.
The plan is to handle budget presentations first, Mackey said.
Perdue presents her proposed budget tomorrow morning and will be traveling the state Friday to talk about it.