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Analysis: The political play behind Gov. Abbott’s call for $1,000 teacher pay raises

Published on June 30, 2017 under CommunityImpact

Editor’s note: If you’d like an email notice whenever we publish Ross Ramsey’s column, click here.  What’s an unfunded mandate look like? Is that when the state tells school districts to give teachers at $1,000 pay raise and doesn’t send the money to cover it? The $120 million Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed from the state budget isn’t going to be enough to cover the teacher pay raises he says he wants the Legislature to approve during the coming special session, which is another way of saying that the state isn’t going to pay for it. That means local property taxpayers would […]

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