Lawmaker Wants 2 percent Pay Raise for Teachers

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The chairman of the Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee says he will ask the Senate to approve a 2 percent raise for K-12 employees.

 

Republican Sen. Trip Pittman of Daphne had originally pushed for a 1 percent raise with a 1 percent bonus if state tax collections exceed expectations. But he said the House approved 2 percent and the sentiment of the Senate is to approve 2 percent. Pittman said the state's economy is improving, and he expects a 2 percent raise is sustainable.

 

The Senate is scheduled to take up the education budget and teacher pay raise late Tuesday afternoon.

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