North Carolina Republican Party spokesman Jeff Hauser released the following statement after Governor Cooper vetoed teacher pay raises and additional tax relief:
"This is the third straight year Governor Cooper has said 'no' to teacher pay raises passed by the North Carolina General Assembly. Fortunately, despite his refusal to sign off on these important pay raises, teacher pay has risen 18 spots and ranks in the top half of the country when adjusted for cost of living thanks to NCGA efforts. Similarly, Governor Cooper has vetoed tax cuts for all businesses while taking credit for the corporate tax environment he has opposed. We need leadership from the Governor's Mansion to match the leadership shown by the General Assembly for North Carolina to continue to move forward."
- Contact: Jeff Hauser