Critics of NC Republicans complain before session

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 2:56 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Critics of Republican policies in North Carolina used the return of legislators for a veto override session to hold news conferences outside the Legislative Building and keep knocking them. 

The North Carolina Association of Educators and Progress North Carolina held a news conference Tuesday to complain about pay raises for key young members of GOP Gov. Pat McCrory's administration, while teachers got no across-the-board salary increase this year.  

Gerrick Brenner with Progress North Carolina wants House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger to commit to investigating the staff raises and whether they were justified. 

Protesters stemming from this year's "Moral Monday" protests gathered later to highlight what they called a "report card" that gave failing grades to Republican lawmakers. They dropped off the report cards at legislators' offices.
 

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