Alabama Senate Committee Cuts Teacher Raise

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By Alabama News Network
By Jamie Langley

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The proposed pay raise for Alabama's K-12 school employees keeps dropping the longer the Legislature stays in session.

 

Gov. Robert Bentley proposed a 2.5 percent raise when the session started in February. Then the House reduced it to 2 percent. The Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee cut it Wednesday to an absolute raise of 1 percent with the possibility of a 1 percent bonus if extra state tax revenue becomes available.

 

Committee Chairman Trip Pittman says he wants a sustainable raise that won't wreck the budget. A spokeswoman for the Alabama Education Association called it disappointing.

 

Funding for the pay raise is contained in a nearly $5.8 billion education budget the committee approved Wednesday. The budget and the pay raise now go to the Senate for consideration.

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Sharon said on Wednesday, Apr 24 at 3:31 PM

What a shame to think so less of our educators. To put up with all they have to put up with, they deserve more just to work in our school system. Give more to our educators they have earned it. They are forced to pruchase supplies,to maintain basic requirement,disrespected and unappreicated. Our teachers are worth more!!!

Terri Rubio said on Wednesday, Apr 24 at 1:56 PM

When was the last time the Senate and House members got a raise? And what percentage was it?

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