Advertisement:

McCrory Criticizes Senate On Budget Talks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Gov. Pat McCrory has criticized the North Carolina Senate for failing to bridge a budget impasse on education and walking out on education leaders during negotiations.


The governor made the comments Wednesday during a meeting of his education cabinet.


Senate Republicans walked out of a budget meeting after the House asked educators to speak at the meeting. McCrory said that the Senate should be listening to educators, not walking out on them. He said he's disappointed in the Senate and isn't concerned about agitating them, adding that he needs to stand up for North Carolinians.


The Senate's budget includes an 11 percent teacher raise, but makes cuts in funding for teacher's assistants and to Medicaid to pay for it.


McCrory called the raise unrealistic and unsustainable long-term.


InfoCenter


RDU Radar


Triangle Traffic

Reports | Cams

Air Quality

Pollen Forecast

Station Events

Friday 11/28

7:30 PM - ECU Football - 850 AM

 



Advertisement:

On Air Now

Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson

5:00am - 6:00am
NC's Early Morning News

Next Up:

Brian Freeman

On Air Now

Jon Grayson

Jon Grayson

1:00am - 6:00am
Overnight America

Advertisements

Listener Club Login

Club Login
Sign up if you are not already a member