A bit of a back and forth today between the republican leaders in the general assembly and Governor Bev Perdue (after this second bill veto- I suspect there will be a lot more of this to come). Speaker Tillis and President Pro-tem Berger say they were told Monday night by the state controller that money would be taken from the unemployment fund to help with state cash flow. Clearly, since tax returns are in full force right now, the state is scrambling to collect money to pay returns on time. The republicans say we should not be borrowing from Peter to pay Paul- but Perdue says this is common practice- and is the best way to keep the government running smoothly. Here are part of both of their remarks: