With a salary cap lifted, trustees at four schools shifted housing allowances, annuities and car allowances to salaries. Some leaders acknowledged the moves were intended to increase the presidents’ retirement pay.
A review of state pension records from 2011 shows that nearly 1 out of every 5 state and local employees received a bonus. The bonuses can count toward calculating an employee's pension. Yet they don't show up in many public salary records or databases.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced he plans to veto H1029, the North Carolina State Board of Elections bill, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Cooper said he would sign it if NCGA members removed part 4 of the bill, which deals with investigations.