Governor signs education budget that gives teachers, others pay increase
Governor Robert Bentley Tuesday signed into law the state’s $6.3-billion education budget. The move came as no surprise.
Under the spending plan, teachers and school employees making less than $75,000 will get a four percent raise. Education employees making more than $75,000 will receive a two percent hike.
It marks first actual pay increase since 2008. A 2013 pay hike was offset by increases in benefit costs.
Unlike the general fund budget, the education spending plan encountered little resistance among lawmakers. It passed unanimously in the House.
The new budget takes effect October 1.
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