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July 30, 2014
Budget Outline Includes 7-Percent Teacher Pay Raise
By Barry Smith
RALEIGH — Senate and House leaders on Tuesday rolled out specifics in their $21.3 billion General Fund budget, including an average 7 percent pay increase for teachers that would not eliminate teacher assistant jobs. It also provides $1,000 pay increases, plus benefits, for state employees. Most state employees also will receive five bonus vacation days.