Monday numbers

Monday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File

220 million—amount in dollars that legislative leaders claim is the difference between GOP budget that Governor Perdue vetoed Sunday and the budget Perdue recommended. (“Investment Gap Between Budgets of Senate and Governor 2.5 Times Larger Than Claimed,” The Progressive Pulse, June 2, 2011)

580 million—amount in dollars of the actual difference between GOP budget that Governor Perdue vetoed Sunday and the budget Perdue recommended. (Ibid)

257 million—amount in dollars that the GOP budget would cut in education spending from Governor’s Perdue’s budget including transfer of More at Four out of education (Ibid)

124 million—amount in dollars of additional discretionary cut to local school systems in the GOP budget that Governor Perdue vetoed. (Ratified version of House Bill 200, Appropriations Act of 2011, 06/04/2011)

429 million—amount in dollars of total discretionary cut to local school systems in the GOP budget that Governor Perdue vetoed. (Ibid)

0—amount in dollars that Rep. William Brisson, one of five Democrats promising to vote to override Perdue’s budget veto, says will be cut from the classroom in GOP budget. (“2 Cape Fear Democrats vow to vote for budget veto override.” Fayetteville Observer, June 13, 2011)

5—number of days before Brisson claimed that no classroom positions would be cut that Cumberland County Schools that Brisson represents announced it was cutting 377 positions, including 130 teaching jobs and 177 teacher assistants (“Cumberland County schools expect more job losses,” Fayetteville Observer, June 8, 2011)

27—percentage of raise recently given by House Speaker Thom Tillis to his legal counsel Jason Kay (“N.C. House Speaker Tillis gives his staff fat raises, Raleigh News & Observer, June 11, 2011)

25—percentage of raise recently given by House Speaker Thom Tillis to Chief of Staff Charles Thomas (Ibid)

80,000—amount in dollars that GOP budget sets as limit for salary of executives with the N.C. Partnership for Children (Ratified version of House Bill 200, Appropriations Act of 2011, 06/04/2011)

60,000—amount in dollars that GOP budget sets as limit for salary of executives with local offices with N.C. Partnership for Children (Ibid)

82,000—amount in dollars of salary of policy advisers to House Speaker Thom Tillis after recent $12,000 raises. (“N.C. House Speaker Tillis gives his staff fat raises, Raleigh News & Observer, June 11, 2011)

140,000—amount in dollars of salary of Jason Lay, counsel to House Speaker Thom Tillis after recent 27 percent raise (“N.C. House Speaker Tillis gives his staff fat raises, Raleigh News & Observer, June 11, 2011)

150,000—amount in dollars of salary of Charles Thomas, Chief of Staff to House Speaker Thom Tillis after recent 27 percent raise. (“N.C. House Speaker Tillis gives his staff fat raises, Raleigh News & Observer, June 11, 2011)

139,950—amount in dollars of the salary of Governor Beverly Perdue (Ratified version of House Bill 200, Appropriations Act of 2011, 06/04/2011)