Pay for state employees, retirees at a crisis

SEANC believes the state is facing a crisis in state employee compensation and retiree pension payments. One-in-three state employees make less than $31,000 a year. More than a few of these employees have worked for the state for decades and still haven't worked up to that salary.
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Small raises, bonuses in Gov. Cooper’s first budget proposal

Gov. Roy Cooper unveiled his first state budget proposal for 2017-2019 on Wednesday that included a 2 percent or $800 salary increase (whichever is greater) for state employees, as well as a $500 one-time bonus and a one-time bonus of 1.5 percent for retirees instead of a cost-of-living adjustment.
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