NC looking to cut budgets, raise salaries

NC looking to cut budgets, raise salaries

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

The administration of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is forming a budget proposal for the next fiscal year that could boost the salaries of teachers and state employees.
    
State Budget Director Art Pope has told state agencies he wants their 2014-15 spending proposals to be at least 2 percent less than what the General Assembly allocated for next year in the two-year budget approved in 2013. He says savings may go toward salary increases.
    
Pope said in a December memo he wants their proposals by Feb. 10. McCrory likely will offer his budget adjustments in the spring, and the legislature reconvenes in May. The governor has said teacher pay raises are a priority. They've received only one raise since 2008.
    
The Insider news service first reported on the memo.

Teachers and leaders from all over the state reacted to the news. "It's not going to be enough and I'm not exactly sure what they are going to offer educators this year, but you also have to take into consideration the other cuts that they employ that are going to have just as negative an impact as the salary issue" said Rodney Ellis, President of the NCAE.

Julio Morales, an ESL Spanish teachers said, "Words are very nice, but still waiting to see them in action. I'm sorry, it's just hard for me to believe it."

Eileen Park

Eileen joined WNCN after years of working as a foreign correspondent. During her time off, she enjoys relaxing with her dogs, reading, and exploring the Triangle. More>>

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