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Democrats Introduce Plan To Raise Teacher Pay

A pair of Democratic state lawmakers are pushing a plan to make it easier for teachers to get larger pay raises.  Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and state Representative Kathleen Willis both want to rollback a state law that requires local schools to pay the pension cost for any teacher raise over three-percent.  Supporters say the law is designed to stop end-of-career raises that cost taxpayers down the line.  Bertino-Tarrant and Willis say the three-percent cap is hurting efforts to find and keep qualified teachers.


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