Ala. Legislature Has Governor Blocked On Pay Raise
Gov. Robert Bentley may have no way to give education employees the 2 percent pay raise he has recommended.
Bentley recommended a 2 percent raise at the start of the legislative session. The Senate reduced Bentley's pay raise bill to a one-time bonus of 1 percent. That bill stalled in the House budget committee Wednesday. Bentley said Thursday he needs a pay raise bill of some type to amend the amount to 2 percent. He said he can't enact a raise by adding language to the state education budget.
Bentley urged the House to take a vote on a 2 percent pay raise bill. He said House members could show if they are with him and the teachers or against him and the teachers.