Alabama Senate approves education budget, raise

May 09, 2013 01:31 PM

 

Bloomberg Business Week News MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate late Tuesday approved an education budget that would spend slightly more on schools next year, expand Alabama's pre-kindergarten program, and pay for a 2 percent raise for K-12 employees. The Senate passed the budget 22-11, with support coming from Republicans and opposition from Democrats. The budget now goes back to the House, which passed a different version earlier. The $5.77 billion budget was designed by Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee Chairman Trip Pittman, R-Daphne. It is slightly larger than one approved by the House and slightly smaller than one recommended by the governor when the legislative session started in February. More...

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