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LAWMAKERS APPROVE ‘MINI BUDGET BILLS’ ON SALARY INCREASES; GOVERNOR URGES NEGOTIATION ON FULL STATE SPENDING PACKAGE

LAWMAKERS APPROVE ‘MINI BUDGET BILLS’ ON SALARY INCREASES; GOVERNOR URGES NEGOTIATION ON FULL STATE SPENDING PACKAGE

Lawmakers this week rolled out and approved a series of “mini budget bills” that pulled previous salary increases from the vetoed budget in House Bill 966 and sent them as separate pay-proposal bills to Governor Roy Cooper. Meanwhile, the Governor sent all school superintendents a letter on Tuesday urging them to encourage lawmakers to “negotiate and pass a responsible budget.”