Texas teachers could see an average pay increase of $1,000 if an East Texas lawmaker's bill makes it through the special session.
State Rep. Travis Clardy, a Nacogdoches Republican representing Rusk, Nacogdoches and Cherokee counties, was asked by Gov. Greg Abbott to write a bill upping teacher compensation - one of 20 items Abbott placed on the agenda for the special session that began Tuesday.
Clardy filed House Bill 198, which would increase teacher pay by an average of $1,000 without requiring local tax dollars to do it.
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