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General Assembly gets to work; skeptical of Governor’s budget

The General Assembly returned to Raleigh on Monday for the launch of its 2016 short session. And the state budget top the list of priorities. It seems that state employee pay and retiree cost-of-living adjustments may be the most contentious issue in budget negotiations once again.

Gov. McCrory announces budget with bonus, no salary increase

Gov. Pat McCrory this morning announced highlights of his budget proposal that insults and dismisses state employees who continue to fall through the cracks of his “Carolina Comeback.”