Gov. Beverly Perdue says the economic stimulus package passed by Congress will quickly put people back to work in North Carolina.
But she said Monday it doesn't provide everything she had hoped for. Perdue said she would have liked more Medicaid money and more investment for infrastructure, but she said overall she was pleased to get some aid.
The Democratic chief executive said she is putting together a panel to oversee the spending of the stimulus money. Perdue said she is lining up projects so the money can be used quickly.
She said she wants North Carolina to invest so quickly and efficiently that the state might be able to get a second chance at more money from the stimulus package.