Legislative Leaders to Hold Cooper Accountable for Broken Promises to Voters

 Raleigh, N.C.  – House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) responded Monday to Gov. Cooper’s announcement he will veto the bipartisan state budget:

“By rejecting our fourth consecutive teacher pay raise – this time totaling 10 percent on average – a major middle-class tax cut and much-needed Hurricane Matthew relief, Gov. Cooper has broken some of his biggest promises to the voters, and they will hold him accountable. We will too, by quickly overriding his veto.”

Budget Background: 

Speaker and Senate Leader Urge Gov. Cooper to Sign Bipartisan Budget

Bipartisan Tax Reductions, Teacher Raises, Disaster Relief Approved by House

Recent Budgets Produce Record Savings and Surplus Instead of Deficits and Debt

Education Budget Adds $700 Million, Raises Teacher & Principal Pay

House Leaders Praise Tax Relief in State Budget

North Carolina Budget Provides More Tax Relief, Teacher Pay Raises, Historic Savings