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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his wife Marty fist bump lawmakers as they leave the House Chamber after Kemp delivered his State of the State address Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Kemp seeks to restore more than half of Georgia school cuts

Jan. 14, 2021 4:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp want to restore more than half of Georgia's cuts to K-12 education made last year, on top of the $1,000 bonuses he wants to pay to teachers from federal money. With tax collections running substantially ahead of what was predicted last spring, the Republican Kemp on Thursday...

Judge rejects 1 of many challenges to new education tax

Jan. 14, 2021 3:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Thursday rejected one of several constitutional challenges to a new voter-approved tax on the wealthy to fund education but put off deciding on several other legal arguments brought by opponents. The challenge to a provision of Proposition 208 that opponents said limited the...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp deliveries his State of the State address as Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, left, and House Speaker David Ralston look on in the House Chambers Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Governor says Georgia 'battered, is not broken' by pandemic

Jan. 14, 2021 3:39 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp made a lengthy defense of his record fighting the COVID-19 pandemic while highlighting a strong economy and promising $1,000 bonuses for teachers and more money for education Thursday in his State of State address. Kemp's speech, made at the halfway mark of his four...

Teacher raises back in consideration in South Carolina

Jan. 14, 2021 12:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina House committee has approved a bill to reinstate some teacher raises into this year's budget. The House Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously Thursday to advance the bill to the full House. The bill would restore “step increase” raises for teachers,...

Members of the Senate, including Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, left, Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke, center and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, right, placed roses on the desk of the late Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell, on opening day of the General Assembly inside the Science Museum in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.  Chafin died on Jan. 1 due to complications related to the coronavirus. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Northam outlines priorities to lawmakers as session begins

Jan. 13, 2021 8:10 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam outlined his plans to legalize marijuana and announced his intention to give teachers a raise Wednesday during an annual address to state lawmakers. The governor gave his State of the Commonwealth speech on the first day of the 2021 legislative...

Mississippi Legislature again mulling teacher pay increases

Jan. 13, 2021 5:37 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are once again mulling pay increases for the state's teachers. Senate Bill 2001, which unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, would give certified teachers with three or more years of experience a $1,000 pay increase. Teachers with...

Indiana governor proposes small funding boost for schools

Jan. 13, 2021 3:06 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor on Wednesday proposed a modest increase in school funding for the next two years and restores funding to state universities that was cut when tax revenues plunged early in the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb's proposal would increase K-12...

FILE - IN this Thursday, July 23, 2020 file photo, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives her weekly update on COVID-19 and the state's effort to contain it during a virtual news conference from the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Grisham was an early adopter of aggressive pandemic restrictions that included a mask mandate, self-quarantine orders for travelers and a ban on public gatherings -- now capped at five people. And the state previously joined federal pilot project on testing and contact tracing. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

New Mexico governor seeks new spending on health, education

Jan. 11, 2021 8:21 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is recommending a 3.3% increase in state general fund spending in the coming fiscal year to devote more to public education and health and workplace safety programs, as authorities grapple with the economic hardships and mounting death toll of...

Sen. Derrick Simmons, D-Greenville, outlines the 2021 legislative priorities of the Mississippi Senate Democratic Caucus to reporters during the first day of the 2021 Mississippi Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Analysis: Health care, education, incentives on 2021 agendas

Jan. 10, 2021 5:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With the Mississippi legislative session just beginning, officials are starting to reveal their public policy wish lists, including proposals to increase teacher pay and improve the availability of health care services. The Senate Democratic Caucus chairman, Derrick Simmons of...

South Carolina school system plans bonuses, extra paid leave

Jan. 10, 2021 12:18 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Teachers and staff at a South Carolina county school system could soon be receiving a pay bonus, in addition to extra hours of paid time off if they need to quarantine because of COVID-19. The Greenville County School Board on Tuesday will consider the pay changes sought by the...