This year’s session of the state legislature is at the half-way mark. And right on schedule this week the House of Representatives passed its’ version of next year’s $9 Billion state spending package. It now goes to the Senate.
To pay for this year’s push to improve public education the budget contains millions of new education dollars. $160 Million dollars for teacher pay raises.
The House version also funds two percent pay raises for state workers, and $32 Million to help shore-up the state’s aging pension system.