State education budget passes Alabama House, sets aside more money for teacher hires

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama lawmakers have passed the state education budget.

The House of Representatives unanimously approved the $6.4 billion budget proposal Wednesday. Tuscaloosa Republican Rep. Bill Poole says the budget will keep state schools mostly funded at the same levels as last year but provides some increases for K-12 schools.

The budget also sets aside money to hire 152 more teachers in fourth through sixth grades.

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