...To teachers and state employees, I understand that many of you are interested in the small pay raises that are in the budget. As you know, I support pay raises for teachers and other state employees. In fact, my budget proposal had pay raises that were 50% larger than the pay raises in the General Assembly’s budget. I strongly hope that legislators will come back to the table and work out an agreement that does a little better for schools and allows the pay raises to become law. Here is a clip of my speech this morning where I addressed the pay raise issue to teachers and other state employees directly: http://youtu.be/EbP3enLUcLQ
To all North Carolinians, here is a video of my full speech this morning about my decision to veto the budget: http://youtu.be/g1Qaa3ATWgE
Please call your state representative and state senator, and urge them to keep working to improve this budget so that it better exemplifies our values as North Carolinians, and so that it invests more in our children.
Governor Beverly Perdue
Office of the Governor - 20301 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699 -
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