Governor Says Money Is Available To Increase Teacher Pay

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Governor John Bel Edwards told the state board in charge of early education that there's money available to provide a raise to teachers.

Edwards said its been a decade since teachers have had a pay raise, putting Louisiana behind neighboring states. He said the efforts to get teachers a raise is different this time around, as the economy has improved and there's actually revenue available.

Edwards has said raises for educators, along with a bump in minimum wage, is a top priority.

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