Statement on Gov. Cooper’s Political Letter to Teachers

His strategy is to block all teacher raises, then convince teachers to blame Republicans

Evidence: Cooper claims to support a 9.1% raise, but he VETOED a 9.9% pay raise in the previous budget

Raleigh, N.C. — This morning, Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to teachers blaming his decision to veto their pay raises on Republicans. Below is a statement from Senator Deanna Ballard (R-Watauga) about this latest stunt:

My momma taught me: ‘Watch what a man does, and not necessarily what he says.’ Three times over the past three years Republicans have sent teacher pay raises to the Governor — three times he vetoed them. Gov. Cooper speaks of respecting teachers, but blocking much needed raises doesn’t demonstrate much gratitude for their hard work.”

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