Kentucky House Republicans unveil state spending plan

House Republicans have modified a proposed pay raise for Kentucky teachers.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – House Republicans have modified a proposed pay raise for Kentucky teachers.

The spending plan they unveiled Thursday would spread the pay raise to other school employees.

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They also boosted school-security funding.

Their state spending plan for the next two years cleared a committee.

It could be voted on in the House as soon as Friday. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear proposed a $2,000 across-the-board pay raise for teachers, fulfilling a campaign pledge from last year.

The House version would provide a 1% pay increase in each year of the biennium for teachers and all other school employees.