Texas teachers could see pay raises if East Texas lawmaker's bill passes special session

Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:24 - Written by GLENN EVANS, Longview News-Journal

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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