Ala. Legislature has governor blocked on pay raise

(MGN Online)
(MGN Online)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Gov. Robert Bentley may have no way to give education employees the 2 percent pay raise he has recommended.

Bentley recommended a 2 percent raise at the start of the legislative session. The Senate reduced Bentley’s pay raise bill to a one-time bonus of 1 percent. That bill stalled in the House budget committee Wednesday. Bentley said Thursday he needs a pay raise bill of some type to amend the amount to 2 percent. He said he can’t enact a raise by adding language to the state education budget.

Bentley urged the House to take a vote on a 2 percent pay raise bill. He said House members could show if they are with him and the teachers or against him and the teachers.

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