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North Carolina Canít Pay Teachers More Because Roy Cooper Vetoed the Budget

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    Raleigh, NC     Governor Roy Cooper is the classic "do as a say not as a do" politician. By vetoing teacher pay, despite his claims to be fighting for teacher pay raises, he has proven that time and time again

    Here's a brief record of breaking his promises to teachers about fighting for higher pay raises:

  • Vetoed the biennium budget, which included a 3.9% pay raise for teachers
  • Some teachers would have seen a pay raise as much as $2000
  • Vetoed a bill that would have implemented a 4.9% pay increase, plus a $1,000 bonus
  • Vetoed a The NC General Assembly's 2018-2019 Fiscal Year Budget, which included a 6.5% pay increase for teachers
  • Vetoed the NC General Assembly's 2017-2019 Biennium Budget, which included an average teacher pay raise Of 9.6% over two years.

    "Governor Cooper vetoed the teacher pay raise time and time again," said NCGOP Press Secretary Tim Wigginton. "Governor Cooper refuses to take responsibility for playing politics with teacher's pay, instead of working to find solutions, and that's why North Carolina cannot afford four more years of Governor Cooper."


  • Contact: Tim Wigginton
  •     communications@ncgop.org



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