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Governor Cooper Throws ‘First Pitch’ In State Budget Process

Governor Cooper Throws ‘First Pitch’ In State Budget Process

Governor Roy Cooper revealed his state budget proposal on Wednesday, which would provide over $2.4 billion for public education over the next two years. The budget specifically devotes $485 million to teacher and administrator compensation, $200 million to expand equitable resources per the state’s ongoing Leandro case, and more than $78 million in early education and child development, among other key investments.