Op-Ed: State Retirees Are Rewarded With Budget Cuts
While the state Senate budget includes raises for teachers and tax cuts, state retirees were snubbed. The budget does not fully fund the state health plan for retired employees and got rid of the 1.6 percent cost of living adjustment. After years of hard work and service, these retirees are going unrewarded and some have spoken up about the issue.
Regarding the June 1 news article “Senate budget has tax cut, teacher raises”: Once again, retired state employees are being shown how much they’re appreciated for their years of service to North Carolina. Our illustrious state senators have eliminated from their budget the 1.6 percent cost of living adjustment for retired state employees, as well as not fully funding the state health plan for retirees.
State retirees gave their time, talent and dedication to our great state, and we deserve better.