Legislative Leaders Urge Gov. Cooper to Sign State Budget

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released a joint statement Wednesday urging Gov. Roy Cooper to sign the roughly $23.9 billion state budget recently passed by the General Assembly that will deliver a fifth consecutive teacher pay raise while providing major tax relief to hardworking families and job-creating businesses:

“Gov. Cooper and his colleagues have yet to give North Carolinians a good reason not to support the budget passed by the General Assembly other than it isn’t the governor’s own- despite the fact that his proposal would saddle our state with a half billion dollar budget deficit in 2019-2020.”

“It’s time for Gov. Cooper to dispense with the charade that his budget proposal is anything more than an unserious political document. He needs to either sign the budget that is currently before him or explain who else’s taxes he will raise or which 7,020 teachers he will lay off to pay for his own plan’s half billion dollar budget hole.”

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N.C. Speaker Recognized for Removing Cost Barrier to College Credit for Students

Raleigh, N.C. – Students from East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte recently presented state House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) with an Advanced Placement Policy Leadership Award for removing a cost barrier to college credit for tens of thousands of students in North Carolina. Continue reading “N.C. Speaker Recognized for Removing Cost Barrier to College Credit for Students”

Teachers Union Ranks N.C. Pay Raises 3rd Largest in the Nation Since 2013-14

Rankings Don’t Include 5th Consecutive Pay Raise  of 6.5% in 2018

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina had the third fastest rising teacher pay in the United States over the last five years  thanks to the  Republican-led state legislature, according to data from the left-leaning National Education Association analyzed by the nonpartisan Fiscal Research Division. Continue reading “Teachers Union Ranks N.C. Pay Raises 3rd Largest in the Nation Since 2013-14”

Educators to Receive Pay Raises in Upcoming North Carolina Budget

Plan Includes Fifth Consecutive Increase for Teachers

Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina public school teachers and principals will receive substantial permanent pay raises and have multiple opportunities to earn thousands of dollars in additional compensation for helping students succeed in the classroom as part of the upcoming state budget that is scheduled to be released Monday evening. Continue reading “Educators to Receive Pay Raises in Upcoming North Carolina Budget”