Gov. McCrory talks about year ahead
RALEIGH, N.C. – Gov. Pat McCrory unveiled highlights of his second-year agenda Tuesday, keeping to themes of improving North Carolina’s economic climate, supporting public school teachers and making state government more efficient.
Holding a news conference with his Cabinet-level staff, the Republican governor also vowed to get a teacher pay package through the General Assembly when it reconvenes in May. McCrory and fellow GOP legislative leaders have been criticized for approving no raise this school year, meaning there’s been only one annual increase since 2008, sending average pay toward the bottom of the states.
“That is unacceptable to me, unacceptable to the legislature and unacceptable to the people of North Carolina,” McCrory told reporters at the Executive Mansion. “And that’s why we will get teacher raises done this year.”