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Thu., Jan. 23, 2014, 8:52 a.m.

Luna Calls For Teacher Raises

State schools chief Tom Luna told lawmakers he’s made several changes to his budget proposal: He’s calling for a 1 percent increase in salary-based apportionment to school districts, to allow teachers to get pay raises next year, in addition to $16 million for one-time leadership awards, continuing funding that was provided on a one-time basis this year. For school administrators and classified staff, he’s requesting a 2 percent increase in salary funds, because they won’t be part of the leadership awards. Gov. Butch Otter's proposed budget didn't include any of those items/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Other Eye on Boise stories this AM:

Question: Hmm. Luna playing nice to teachers? Is it an election year?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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