Roy Coopers 2-Year Plan Includes Increased Teacher Pay & Money for School Officers and Nurses

Roy Coopers 2-Year Plan Includes Increased Teacher Pay & Money for School Officers and Nurses

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Gov. Roy Cooper has his budget together for the next 2 years. Cooper is asking for $2 billion for public school and $500 million each for community colleges and Universities in the NC system. Other funds will go to our water system, zoo and museums. The budget will also have the average teacher pay go up over 9% in 2 years. He wants $40 million for school police officers, nurses and other health providers. Medicaid expansion and rural economic development is also included in his proposal. 

He understands that everything might not be met, but hopes negotiations will go well. 

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: WNCT

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