NC Senate Votes on $21.2 Billion Budget

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by WCCB Charlotte

 CHARLOTTE, NC -- The North Carolina Senate will voted on a $21.2 billion budget Thursday night.  If it passes, North Carolina teachers can expect to see a seven percent pay raise.  That's the largest in state history.

"I committed to a pay raise, both base pay and teachers across the board, and we're gonna fulfill that commitment.  And I'm probably the first governor who can say that in probably six years," said Governor McCrory.

Also included are increased funding for kindergarten though college classrooms, and an additional $186 million for a Medicaid contingency reserve.  The house is expected to vote on the budget tomorrow.

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