House Republicans modify teacher pay raise proposal

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Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne, left, discusses the House Republican state budget plan, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky. House Appropriations and Revenue Chairman Steven Rudy, right, also briefed reporters on the plan that cleared a House committee and could receive a vote in the full House on Friday. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — House Republicans have modified a proposed pay raise for Kentucky teachers.

The spending plan they unveiled Thursday would extend the pay raise to other school employees.

They also boosted school-security funding. Their state spending plan for the next two years cleared a committee.

It could be voted on in the House as soon as Friday.

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear proposed a $2,000 across-the-board pay raise for teachers, fulfilling a campaign pledge from last year.

The House version would provide a 1 percent pay increase in each year of the biennium for teachers and all other school employees.

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(This story was originally published on March 5, 2020)

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