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Another NC state employee health plan change OK'd


RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- The General Assembly has finalized a substitute plan to close a funding gap for the health insurance plan for North Carolina employees, retirees and their dependents that still could face a veto from Gov. Bev Perdue.

The House agreed Tuesday to the deal reached between Republican leaders in both legislative chambers late last month. The Senate approved the package right away, but the House delayed because it wanted more assurances Perdue would sign the bill. The governor still hasn't said publicly what she'll do.

The measure would still require all active employees and teachers to pay a monthly premium for their own insurance for the first time.

Perdue vetoed an earlier version last month that contained the premium mandate because she said teachers weren't at the negotiating table.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Yet another attack on the education system of NC. I am very dissappointed that law-makers could not create a plan that boosted funding for public education. Instead of curbing wasteful spending with state contracts, they choose to attack teachers and students. They are making our state so much less competitive than our neighbors. Virginia for example funds they're teachers 10 times better than we do.

If only the state wasn't paying $700 for the same chair you can get at Staples for $150. So much wasteful spending with state contracts... why not start there????


These damn teachers!!!!!!!