Education Budget Goes To Governor
An education budget that contains the first true raise for educators in almost a decade cleared the Legislature on Thursday and went to the governor, who is expected to sign it. A conference committee of House and Senate members Thursday ironed out some minor differences in the two chambers’ versions of the budget. Both chambers later approved the $6.3 billion budget that includes 4% raises for K through 12 educators who earn less than $75,000 a year and 2% raises for those who earn more than that. Principals and assistant principals will get a 4% raise regardless of their salary. The 4% raise applies to all community college employees, but does not affect university employees.