House Education Committee Passes Teacher Raises

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Carlin says not every school district has that kind of money.

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a 2.5 percent pay raise for teachers and education employees. Senate budget amendments also boost pay by 8.5 percent for state police, prison guards and parole officers.

Republican lawmakers in Iowa say they're not advancing a bill that would have reduced gun permit requirements in the state in part because of a deadly school shooting in Florida. Final House and Senate approvals were pending.

The state fiscal year begins July 1st and the overall state-funded portion of the budget is expected to be almost $6 billion. This bill was created with input from legislators and key community members.

Martinez has stressed the need shore up spending on law enforcement - especially at the district attorney's office overseeing Albuquerque.

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The statement said: 'But he acknowledged the legitimate threats posed to Turkey's national security by terrorist organisations'.

The House and Senate on Wednesday evening approved a compromise on disputed budge provisions.

"I am glad to see a bill that includes an appropriation, so we can lift up our educators who are working hard every day to provide the best education possible for our children", said House Education Committee Chair Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos.

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez can veto the budget line-by-line or in its entirety.

The conference committee agreed to $44 million in general fund spending on statewide road maintenance for the coming fiscal year - a reduction from the original $60 million House allotment.

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