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Georgia House wants $4K pay increase for state law officers


Georgia House budget writers want a $4,000 pay raise for state law enforcement officers, double the $2,000 pay raise proposed by Gov. Brian Kemp for all state employees and teachers. They also want to pay higher rates to health care providers and expand training of new health care workers. In the education budget, representatives reject the Republican governor’s plan to fully pay for college tuition. They want students earning Bs to continue to get a slightly smaller subsidy. The House Appropriations Committee voted Wednesday to approve a $32.4 million budget for the year beginning July 1. Counting federal and other money, Georgia government would spend more than $61 billion.