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N Carolina Gov. Cooper on teacher pay: 'I am doing my part'

Dec. 6, 2019 4:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper is telling North Carolina public school teachers his side of the story about why the extended state budget impasse means educators haven't received meaningful raises this year. Cooper's office on Friday said it sent a letter to public school principals across the state...

Memo says Gov.-elect Beshear facing massive budget shortfall

Dec. 5, 2019 4:47 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear faces a budget shortfall that could exceed $1 billion as he prepares a two-year state spending plan to submit to lawmakers in early 2020, according to a memo from outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin's administration. The memo from Bevin's budget director, John...

Hogan proposes $3.8B for school construction over 5 years

Dec. 5, 2019 3:59 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan proposed allocating $3.8 billion for Maryland school construction over five years and a separate measure to increase accountability in academic performance during a news conference Thursday, as education funding is expected to be a top issue in the upcoming...

Indiana teacher rally not changing GOP school funding stance

Dec. 4, 2019 5:14 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans who control the Indiana Statehouse aren’t showing any signs that a rally by several thousand teachers on its doorsteps two weeks ago has swayed them to boost education funding anytime soon. Teacher unions and Democrats are calling for the Republican-dominated...

Outgoing governor urges successor to 'do the hard things'

Dec. 4, 2019 12:52 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With a few days left in his term as Kentucky's governor, Republican Matt Bevin offered some unsolicited advice to his successor and political archnemesis, urging Democrat Andy Beshear to confront the toughest tasks facing the state the same way he did. “Do the hard...

Croatian students back in school after teachers end strike

Dec. 3, 2019 4:11 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Students have returned to schools in Croatia after teachers ended their strike following an agreement with the government on a rise in salaries. Primary and secondary schools throughout Croatia on Tuesday worked normally after more than 36 days of strikes. Croatia’s public HRT...

GOP budget writer picked as Indiana House speaker successor

Dec. 2, 2019 5:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans who control the Indiana House picked a key state budget negotiator on Monday as the next speaker. State Rep. Todd Huston, 47, of Fishers, won the private vote among GOP House members that was held 13 days after longtime House Speaker Brian Bosma announced he would retire...

Hawaii governor backs pay hikes to recruit, retain teachers

Dec. 2, 2019 9:37 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s governor plans to announce support for pay increases to help recruit and retain teachers in special education, rural schools and Hawaiian language immersion, officials said. Democratic Gov. David Ige scheduled a public announcement Tuesday to express his support for pay...

Arizona government lacks transparency, report finds

Dec. 1, 2019 10:53 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The administration of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has developed a pattern of delaying or withholding public records requests, according to a newspaper review. The Arizona Republic found that the Republican governor’s administration takes months or even years to release documents requested...

Stalemate still on as N Carolina legislature ends this year

Nov. 26, 2019 11:41 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and his Republican rivals fought to a draw as the North Carolina legislature adjourned its longest annual session in nearly 20 years this month, still with no conventional state budget in place and many favored GOP items blocked. It may take the November 2020...