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Lawmakers pass $13.8B SC budget with large tax rebates, cuts

Jun. 15, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A $13.8 billion budget that sends hundreds of dollars of rebates to many South Carolina taxpayers and also cuts cuts their income tax rates is on its way to Gov Henry McMaster's desk. The House and Senate each passed a compromise spending plan Wednesday that...

Georgia Democrat Abrams proposes big boost in teacher pay

Jun. 12, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

TUCKER, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is proposing a big teacher pay raise in her run for governor, saying Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's much-touted $5,000 across-the-board increase is not enough to recruit new teachers and retain current teachers. “We are losing the...

Income tax cuts, rebates centerpiece of SC's $13.8B budget

Jun. 10, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Many South Carolina taxpayers may soon be getting several hundred dollars in tax rebates on top of a cut in their regular tax rates after a group of powerful lawmakers from the House and Senate agreed Friday to a compromise on the state budget. State lawmakers...

As session ends, Edwards won't veto transgender athlete bill

Jun. 06, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers wrapped up their 2022 regular legislative session ahead of the 6 p.m. deadline for adjournment Monday. There was less drama than in past sessions because lawmakers wrapped up work on the state budget in May, avoiding last minute debates...

Atlanta mayor plans to spend $20M to enhance child care

Jun. 05, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens wants to spend $20 million to improve and subsidize child care and preschool in the city. The money would include $5 million from the city, $5 million the city’s public school system and $10 million from private donors, Dickens told...

Virginia lawmakers send Youngkin compromise state budget

Jun. 01, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's divided General Assembly passed a compromise state budget Wednesday that would offer nearly $4 billion in tax relief, increase pay for teachers and other public employees, boost K-12 education spending and fund a wide range of projects from roadwork to school...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

May. 26, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

The Advocate. May 24, 2022. Editorial: With teacher shortages a reality, a higher pay raise should come from State Capitol Two good arguments collided in the discussion of a teacher pay raise in Louisiana. We think the raises are needed, at the state...

Mississippi school district OKs $5K incentive for recruiting

May. 22, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district has approved a $5,000 incentive to help recruit teachers. Natchez-Adams School District will pay some teachers in areas of “critical need” a $5,000 sign-on bonus to come work for them following a unanimous vote of the Board of...

Alabama school workers sue over county's demand for $55,000

May. 20, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Two school workers filed suit Friday claiming a central Alabama school system is wrongly trying to make them repay more than $55,000 total in salary that administrators claim they weren't due. Christie Payne, a cafeteria manager at Verbena High School, and...

House vote sends $39 billion 2022-23 budget to Edwards

May. 19, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, LA. (AP) — The Louisiana House granted final legislative passage Thursday to a $39 billion state operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The vote to accept various Senate changes to the bill was 88-7. The House vote came despite...