JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Less than three months into the current budget year, Mississippi legislators are starting to plan for the next one.
The Joint Legislative Budget Committee holds a public hearing Friday as part of the long process of deciding how the state will spend billions of dollars during the year that begins July 1.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House gave initial approval late Wednesday to a two-year budget, after Republicans who wrote the legislation touted its teacher pay hikes, income tax provisions and massive infrastructure spending spree.
Speaking to the nation’s largest teachers union, President Joe Biden said Friday that the pandemic has given America’s parents the “ultimate education” on the challenges of the teaching profession. But even more, he said, the last year has proved that teachers across the U.S.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Already flush with federal cash, Louisiana's budget picture brightened again Tuesday, with the state's income forecasting panel estimating $677 million in tax collections above expectations should flow into the treasury over the next 14 months.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new Indiana state budget awash in federal coronavirus relief money will give a sizeable funding boost to public schools while also paying for numerous economic grant programs and construction projects.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The House on Tuesday rejected legislation to pay $1.1 billion to Idaho’s K-12 teachers amid concerns about what is being taught in schools.
Lawmakers deadlocked 34-34 in a tie vote that means the bill fails to advance.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday signed legislation to raise the target median annual pay for public school teachers by $2,000.
Hutchinson signed identical House and Senate bills that raise the target median pay for teachers to $51,822, starting with the 2021-2022 school year.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators ended their 2021 session Thursday after agreeing on a teacher pay raise and voting to update parole rules in a state with crowded prisons. But they left some big issues unresolved, including a proposal to overhaul the state tax system.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday signed a bill authorizing a $1,000 pay raise for most teachers, and lawmakers worked to adopt final parts of state spending and borrowing plans for the year that begins July 1.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators were meeting Saturday to negotiate final details of a state budget for the year that begins July 1.
The state-funded portion of the budget will be nearly $6 billion, which is a slight increase over the current year.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's state Board of Education has approved a plan to pay $1,000 bonuses to teachers and most other education employees, using in $240 million federal coronavirus relief money.
The Board of Education voted Thursday to send the money to Georgia school districts, which are in turn supposed to pay teachers before June 30.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators have agreed on a teacher pay raise plan, and it will head to Gov. Tate Reeves.
The Republican governor said earlier this year that he would sign any teacher pay raise bill that lands on his desk.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed into law on Friday a measure aimed at increasing starting teacher pay, making good on a promise from his election campaign.
The measure creates financial incentives for school districts to increase salaries of educators who are in their first three years of teaching.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate is pushing forward with a plan to increase some of the lowest teacher salaries in the United States.
Senators unanimously passed a bill Thursday to give most Mississippi teachers and teachers’ assistants a $1,000 pay raise during the year that begins July 1.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators took steps Tuesday to keep a proposed teacher pay raise alive.
The House and Senate passed separate pay raise plans several weeks ago, then they exchanged bills for more work.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans who dominate Indiana’s Legislature have several debates to settle among themselves after the first half of this year’s session, including how much they’ll expand the state’s private school voucher program and what limits they’ll put on emergency powers the governor has used during the COVID-19 pandemic.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The turmoil that Indiana schools have faced from the coronavirus pandemic will be a top concern of state legislators during their upcoming session, the leader of the Indiana House said Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration is holding off on releasing a report with recommendations on teacher salaries until after the Nov. 3 election.
The Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission was selected in February 2019 to examine long-term solutions for increasing the state's lagging wages for educators.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Democratic proposal to immediately boost Indiana teacher pay by $100 million a year by stretching out payments to a teacher pension fund was rejected Thursday by a Republican-controlled committee.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor on Tuesday outlined to state legislators how to free up tens of millions of dollars to boost teacher pay but said he didn't want them to act on it until next year.
An Indiana House committee rejected a Democratic proposal on Tuesday that would have directed $291 million in unexpected state tax revenue toward one-time teacher pay bonuses.