MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- 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.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.