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State Employee PAC Endorses Bipartisan Slate of Candidates

The State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) announced on Aug. 29, bipartisan endorsements for the general election in November. The endorsements are made through SEANC’s Employees Political Action Committee (EMPAC), which is a member-led subsidiary.

The 74 bipartisan endorsements in races for the General Assembly are a result of recommendations from SEANC members at the district level. They include 51 House race endorsements and 23 in the Senate.

After a long “short” session, General Assembly adjourns

After two weeks of skeleton meetings and unsuccessful attempts to wrap up, legislative leaders in the House and Senate finally agreed to an adjournment resolution Wednesday that ends the 2014 legislative session.

For state employees, the highlight of the session was the largest overall compensation increase since 2007-2008. Lawmakers approved a $1,000 raise for most state employees and five bonus days of vacation that they will be able to carry over from year to year. For retirees, the highlight was a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment.