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Cooper Chooses Photo-Ops Over North Carolinians

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Governor Prioritizes Invite-Only Photo-Ops Instead of Working With Education-Focused Legislative Leaders

    Raleigh, NC     As a large majority students prepare to start school Monday, they return to further teachers who have been denied pay raises by Governor Cooper. In the meantime, Governor Cooper is traveling the state holding invite-only photo-ops with carefully screened attendees instead of returning messages from state legislators.

    "Governor Cooper continues to shamelessly prioritize his campaign donors over North Carolinians by holding the state budget hostage," stated NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley. "Today's photo-op should include an explanation of why the Governor vetoed a $12 million upgrade to the VIPER statewide radio system used by first responders."

    The bipartisan budget passed by both the House and Senate provides $9 million in nonrecurring money and $1.5 million each year for Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders. Additionally, when students and teachers return on Monday, billions of dollars for teacher pay raises, school construction, and school supplies will remain in limbo thanks to Governor Cooper's veto.

    "Drop the ultimatum, Governor," continued Whatley, "and sign the budget."

  • Contact: Jeff Hauser

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