Letters to the Editor

Partha B. Howell: Senate budget disrespects state retirees

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. These senators should keep one thing in mind as they work through their budget: We may be retired, but we still vote. And vote we will!

Partha B. Howell