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Teacher raises and pre-k funding priorities for Governor

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Pay increases for teachers and funding for pre-kindergarten programs will be some of Governor Robert Bentley's highest priorities during the next legislative session.  Governor Bentley would like raises for teachers to be included in the 2015 budget.

In addition to teacher raises and pre-k funding, Bentley also wants to expand workforce training initiatives and draft legislation to lend flexibility to state officials looking to offer incentives to businesses that are already operating in Alabama. 

As it stands right now state officials can give tax incentives and other deals to companies looking to begin doing business in the state, but can't give any benefits to existing businesses or those looking to relocate.

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