RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Beverly Perdue's decision to move $88 million in state lottery profits to help quell North Carolina's budget crisis worries both lottery allies and critics.
Perdue this week defended the transfer as a precautionary move but couldn't guarantee the money would be returned because financial problems may worsen.
The North Carolina Education Lottery supports school construction projects and other education-related programs.
Perdue said the money won't stop school construction projects.
About $38 million of the lottery money she took was earmarked to build schools.