GARY D. ROBERTSON
RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- North Carolina public school teachers would get average 5 percent raises without having to give up any job protections in the budget proposal House Republicans have written.
The Associated Press obtained a document outlining the $21.1 billion spending plan getting debated in budget subcommittees Tuesday. It should clear the full House by the end of the week.
The Senate budget proposal approved last month gave average raises of more than 11 percent but required veteran teachers to give up their tenure. The Senate also cut money for teacher assistants in half. The House proposal demands neither.
The House measure also gives flat $1,000 salary raises to state employees. The House budget avoids the Senate's provisions to trim the Medicaid rolls and reject Gov. Pat McCrory's Medicaid reform plan.
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