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Mortimer: Teacher pay plan coming soon

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The head of Idaho's Senate Education Committee says a highly anticipated plan to boost teacher pay will be revealed soon. Republican Sen. Dean Mortimer of Idaho Falls told the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee Wednesday that he believes the bill is coming together but stakeholders are still figuring out key details. Mortimer did not specify what have been the sources of contention. Mortimer also shied away from telling budget writers how much the state's education budget should increase on behalf of his committee. However, Mortimer told The Associated Press after the meeting that he personally supported Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's recommendation to increase educational funds by 7.4 percent compared to last year.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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