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Perdue vetoes GOP spending bill that extended jobless benefits

Late Saturday night, Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed a bill that would have extended benefits to the long-term unemployed that Republicans had tied to budget negotiations.  The e-mail announcing the governor’s veto was sent out after midnight. Perdue’s staff had announced Saturday morning that she would veto the bill, but the veto was delayed by the day’s severe weather and deadly tornadoes.  Read the details at



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