Gov. Bev Perdue chose not to sign the last bill on her desk.
The deadline for Perdue, a Democrat, to sign or veto House bill 1292 has come and gone, which means the bill is now law. The law is meant to encourage UNC campuses to find ways to save energy and cut utility bills.
The bill allows campuses to keep money they save through conservation. The law requires that in the next year, 60 percent of the money must be used on conservation.
Ben Niolet has the rest of the story over on the Under the Dome blog.