North Carolina: Under The Proposed State Budget, State Personnel And Teachers Would Get Pay Raises

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As part of their new budget proposal, Republican lawmakers announced wage increases for state workers and a modest increase in teacher salaries.

House and Senate leaders have been working on this budget for weeks, according to WRAL. An afternoon press conference with legislators was held to provide an overview of the proposed legislation. It is proposed that state workers will earn 3.5 percent increases next fiscal year rather than 2.5 percent.

Teachers’ wages will also have a 1% increase in the next fiscal year, which starts on July 1. That’s in addition to the 2.5 percent rise for teachers already included in the budget for teachers.

Documents show that the average teacher raise would be roughly 4.2 percent if yearly step raises were included in the calculation.

House and Senate GOP majorities have hammered out this budget, which is anticipated to pass both houses soon. There is no word yet on whether or not Cooper would sign or veto the bill, and his office did not reply to a request for comment on Tuesday.