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McCrory to describe pay-raise path in NC budget

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Gov. Pat McCrory's proposed adjustments to the North Carolina state government budget are expected to show how he'll pay for teacher and state employee salary increases next year.

McCrory and state budget director Art Pope are expected to disclose Wednesday what the governor would like legislators to change in the second year of the two-year budget starting July 1.

Pope and the governor have been mum about how they would find money to pay for proposed across-the-board raises for educators and state workers. The price tag for these and already announced raises for early-career teachers is about $250 million.

Pope says there's money to cover a roughly $450 million budget shortfall for this fiscal year.

The legislature begins its annual work session Wednesday in Raleigh.

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