Alabama’s education budget has passed the state House.
The House of Representatives unanimously approved the $6.4 billion budget proposal yesterday.
Tuscaloosa Rep. Bill Poole says the budget will keep state schools mostly funded at the same levels as last year but provides some increases for K-12 schools. It also sets aside money to hire more than 150 more teachers in fourth through sixth grades.
The proposal now heads back to the Senate, where it was previously stalled by a legislator who argued that more money should be spent on grade schools.