House Budget Seeks to do Away with Teacher Bonus

House Budget Seeks to do Away with Teacher Bonus

Posted: Updated:
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -

A House committee will consider a new version of the education budget that does away with a teacher bonus and instead puts the money toward education employees' health insurance.

Budget committee chairman Rep. Bill Poole says a pay raise won't help educators if they have to pay every dime, plus some extra, to higher health premiums.

The budget committee will consider the proposal on Wednesday.

A lawyer for the state says the extra funding should avoid any substantial increases in insurance costs.

However, the head of the state teachers' association criticized Republican legislators' budgeting choices.

Alabama Education Association Executive Secretary Henry Mabry says school employees went many years without raises while paying more for retirement and health benefits.

Gov. Robert Bentley is seeking a 2 percent raise for school employees.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Lawsuit: Circumcision Goes Wrong at Hospital

    Lawsuit: Circumcision Goes Wrong at Hospital

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:51:59 GMT
    An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.
    An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.
  • Three Pitbulls Maul Toddler

    Three Pitbulls Maul Toddler

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:46:13 GMT
    An 18 month old victim was being treated by medical staff for numerous bites to the face and head.
    An 18 month old victim was being treated by medical staff for numerous bites to the face and head.
  • Man Hospitalized After Another Pit Bull Attack

    Man Hospitalized After Another Pit Bull Attack

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:07:07 GMT
    Police have reported the third pit bull attack in the last 24 hours in southern Alabama.
    Police have reported the third pit bull attack in the last 24 hours in southern Alabama.
Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.