There’s no shortage of paper coming out of the N.C. General Assembly, as legislators work on putting together the next fiscal year’s state budget. Here, we collect documents to help you understand and follow the debate. All are PDFs, unless otherwise noted.

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Our State, Our Money: A Citizen’s Guide to the North Carolina Budget
North Carolina budget data, over time
A listing of boards and commissions with the N.C. General Assembly

The current budget, fiscal year 2010-2011:

More on the projected budget shortfall:
The original calculations, pointing to a $3.7 billion gap: “General Fund Revenue and Budget Outlook FY 2011-12”

The projected current budget:
Gov. Bev Perdue’s current budget proposal:
Office of State Budget and Management Summary (PowerPoint)

Line-item documents:

Go here for Gov. Bev Perdue’s 2011-2013 budget proposal, in Excel spreadsheets

N.C. House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee recommendations

Memos and reports on jobs and the projected budget:
Memo to state departments, institutions and agencies about upcoming budget cuts
Memo to CFOs of state departments, except the Department of Health and Human Services and the University regarding position counts
North Carolina Innovation Council

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