Alabama Senate Approves Education Budget, Raise

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By Alabama News Network

The Alabama Senate worked late Tuesday night to approve an education budget and a 2 percent pay raise for K-12 employees.

 

The Senate voted 22-11 for a nearly $5.8 billion budget that would increase spending slightly on schools next year. Then it voted 18-16 to give teachers a 2 percent raise. Both the budget and the pay raise bill must return to the House for review on Thursday.

 

The raise would be the first for K-12 employees since October 2007. It would take effect when the new budget begins on Oct. 1.

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