Lawmakers Vow to Deliver Pay Raises Over Cooper Veto

Raleigh, N.C.  – House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) released a statement on Wednesday vowing to deliver pay raises for state employees, teachers, principals, and law enforcement officers notwithstanding a budget veto by Gov. Roy Cooper:

“Gov. Cooper has once again shown that he is more concerned about scoring political points than helping North Carolinians.”

“Let’s be clear about what the governor has done. He has opposed a 6.5 percent teacher pay raise, he has opposed an 8 percent state trooper raise, he has opposed a new living wage of $31,200 for state employees, and he has opposed tax cuts that would result in 99 percent of families and small businesses having reduced or no state income tax.”

“The people of North Carolina deserve better and they will get it when we override his veto.”