Tuesday News: Here’s some money, now vote for me!


NO ACCIDENT: STATE WORKER ‘BONUSES’ ARRIVE IN ELECTION RUN-UP (WRAL-TV) — State employees will get promised one-time bonuses in their October paychecks – just two weeks before election day, the Office of State Human Resources announced in a memo Monday, prompting some to speculate if the timing might not have political significance. A single 0.5 percent lump-sum bonus, as well as any performance bonuses, will arrive for most state employees at the end of October, timing that puts it squarely in the middle of North Carolina’s early voting period and less than two weeks before the Nov. 8 Election Day.

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