Alabama State of the State address 2013 http://apr.org en Alabama Legislator Back Governor's Pre-K Expansion http://apr.org/post/alabama-legislator-back-governors-pre-k-expansion <DIV> <P>Republican and Democratic legislators say Gov. Robert Bentley's plan to expand Alabama's pre-kindergarten program has broad support and will be approved by the Legislature.</P> <P>Bentley called for the expansion in his State of the State address Tuesday night. Senate Democratic leader Vivian Davis Figures said an expansion will provide a solid foundation for Alabama children.</P> <P>Bentley also proposed a 2.5 percent cost-of-living raise for teachers, which would be their first since fall 2007. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:52:20 +0000 The Associated Press 24445 at http://apr.org Alabama Legislator Back Governor's Pre-K Expansion