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The debate over next year’s budget is headed to the Senate, after the Louisiana House easily passed the bill Thursday. But K-12 education funding continues to be a sticking point. 

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House Republicans are looking to give Louisiana teachers a larger pay raise than expected next year, as lawmakers decide how to spend $119 million in extra revenue. 

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Lawmakers in the House and Senate education committees—both controlled by Republicans—disagree over a $39 million increase to public school funding, a split that could pose a threat to pay raises for Louisiana teachers. 

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The debate over school funding came to a head Tuesday, when the House Education committee voted to change the K-12 budget proposal backed by Governor John Bel Edwards. 

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Governor John Bel Edwards marked the beginning of the 2019 legislative session Monday addressing members of Louisiana’s House and Senate. Before laying out his priorities for the session, Governor Edwards pointed out there’s one thing the Legislature won’t be discussing. 

Wallis Watkins

For the first time in a decade, the Louisiana Legislature will take up an across-the-board pay raise for teachers and support staff in Louisiana’s public schools. 

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Governor John Bel Edwards’ administration  presented a $31 billion proposal for next year’s budget on Friday. But before it can become a reality, a legislative stalemate would have to break. 

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As 2018 draws to a close, Governor John Bel Edwards says he’s pleased with the progress that’s been made, and he remains optimistic about the future of Louisiana.

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For the second time in as many weeks, Republican leaders in the House have rejected guidance from state economists who estimate Louisiana’s income will be higher than expected this fiscal year and next.