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Sen. Berger Refutes Gov. Cooper's Claim That GOP Is Blocking Teacher Raises PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 August 2019 10:25

Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Roy Cooper's strange accusation that Republicans are holding up the teacher pay raises that Republicans passed and Governor Cooper vetoed.

"Governor Roy Cooper vetoed the state budget and refuses to sign any new budget unless the legislature first passes Medicaid expansion. The budget he vetoed included the 6th and 7th consecutive pay raises for teachers.

"Instead of being honest with teachers by saying he’s holding up their pay raises over his Medicaid expansion ultimatum, he’s telling them that it’s really the mean Republicans who are blocking their raises, even though Republicans passed the budget that includes teacher raises.

"I have to hand it to him, it’s a bold strategy to block pay raises passed by Republicans, refuse to negotiate unless the legislature passes Medicaid expansion, then blame Republicans for teachers not getting their raise."


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