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High staff vacancies meant NC agencies left budgeted money unspent

BY: - August 8, 2023

North Carolina agencies left untouched more than $1 billion set aside for them, partly because of the state employee staff shortage, the state budget office said Monday.  Appropriated funds that state agencies don’t spend are called “reversions.”  Reversions amounted to $1.17 billion, or 4%, for the state budget year that ended June 30. The state […]

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NC House proposed budget has tax cuts, employee raises, and is stuffed with policy changes

BY: - March 31, 2023

GOP agenda items for schools, COVID, elections, judicial retirement are included in omnibus proposal -- Medicaid expansion could be impacted The budget state House Republicans presented this week would increase teacher salaries an average of 10% over two years and give state employees 7.5% raises over the two-year budget cycle.

Reaping what anti-government policies have sown: North Carolina’s chronic public employee shortage wasn’t an accident

BY: - February 21, 2023

The much-faster-than-expected economic recovery that’s followed the easing of the COVID-19 pandemic has produced several encouraging developments in the United States: low unemployment, rising wages, strong corporate profits, flattened or even falling poverty rates – just to name a few. And while the global spike in inflation that resulted from supply chain issues, CEO wealth grabs, and Russia’s war on Ukraine has taken a big toll on most households, that phenomenon has, thankfully, slowed significantly of late.

Governor’s suggested budget includes teacher, state employee raises

BY: - May 10, 2018

Gov. Roy Cooper rolled out office’s recommended state budget Thursday, ahead of the legislative session that begins May 16. The $24.54 billion proposal  includes some major proposals that do not sit well with the Republican-led legislature, including freezing tax cuts for businesses and wealthy North Carolinians to fund raises for every teacher in the state of […]


Attempted giveaway puts exclamation point on Pat McCrory’s pathetic departure

BY: - January 20, 2017

Has anyone checked to see if there are any missing towels or dishes from the Governor’s Mansion? Given the latest revelation about the last minute efforts of former Governor Pat McCrory to bestow $166,000 in publicly-funded parting gifts on some of his cronies during his final hours in office, it seems as if it might […]


Surprise! State employees receive last minute bonus during early voting

BY: - October 31, 2016

Here’s the latest entry in the “there’s nothing new under the sun, but this is till depressing as heck” department. A lot of state employees received the following notice last week (and we’re sure it had absolutely nothing to do with the election and the commencement of early voting): “Among the provisions of the 2016 […]