NC state Capitol

May 10, 2012: Office of the Governor

Governor Perdue unveiled a $20.9 billion budget proposal today that includes a three-quarter-cent sales tax increase and a 1.8 percent average salary increase for teachers and state employees. The plan adjusts the second year of a two-year budget the Legislature approved in 2011.

The budget proposal also includes the following:

  • $503 million to reverse flex cuts to public schools
  • $92 million to reduce class size in kindergarten through third grade
  • $10 million for hand-held reading diagnostic tools

For the full budget proposal, please click here.

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