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Negotiators reach compromise of $750 bonus for state employees

The General Assembly passed another continuing resolution on Thursday to extend the budget debate to Sept. 18, but not before an announcement that an agreement on a $750 bonus for all state employees this year had been reached. The bonus equates to around a 1.75% pay increase for the average state employee.  

House and Senate still at odds over raises

House and Senate leaders decided on a bottom-line spending amount for the budget — $21.735 billion — at a breakfast meeting with Gov. Pat McCrory at his mansion on Tuesday. But they decided little else on a state budget that is now almost two months overdue. With state employee raises and retiree COLAs in jeopardy, SEANC Is asking members to reach out to their lawmakers.