State Senate Looks at Education Budget

Apr 12, 2016

Alabama is looking to increase teacher’s salaries. APR’s Student Reporter Josh Hoppenstein has more on how this might happen…

The Alabama Senate Finance and Taxation Committee are debating whether or not a new budget will give most public school teachers more money.

The Senate will be voting on the budget this Wednesday. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said he would like the full Senate to vote on the issue.

Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh

If the proposed budget is passed then teachers as well as other employees’ salaries will increase by about four percent.

Some lawmakers would like to wrap up the current session once the new education budget is finished even though the session could last through May 16th. 

For APR News, I'm Josh Hoppenstein in Tuscaloosa.