RALEIGH – Gov. Bev Perdue has asked the legislators to continue working on their budget.

At a press conference at the old Capitol Building, Perdue said she met with House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Pro-Tem Phil Berger and ask them to keep working on education funding.

“I’m respectfully asking them to keep working for the children of North Carolina,” she said.

The House and the Senate voted separately last week in favor of the $20-billion budget and sent it to Perdue. She has 10 days to either sign it, veto it or let it become law without her signature.

Perdue wouldn’t say if she would veto the budget.

Senior political reporter Loretta Boniti has more.