February 22, 2009
Cut To The Chase
Posted by Hal Young at 5:15 PM
Eventually it comes to the bottom line:
Local teachers discussed their positions on pay, health insurance, retirement, personal leave, collective bargaining and more Saturday morning when they met with legislators, county commissioners and school board members.
After the teachers had their say, N.C. Rep. Lorene Coates, D-Rowan, offered a sobering Raleigh perspective.
With today's economy and the state facing an enormous budget deficit, it's not going to be a year for raising taxes, Coates said.
"Listening to y'all, it sounds like money, money, money," she added.
BONUS OBSERVATION: While the article's official title is "Local educators meet with legislators, commissioners, school board members" [yawn], the filename for the online post is a much zippier "022209-teachers-got-issues".
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