ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has made raising teacher pay a top goal during his second annual State of the State address.
The stance that could put him on a collision course with the state legislature over budget priorities.
The Republican governor announced Thursday that his budget proposal includes a $2,000 pay raise for public school teachers.
But House Republicans have made cutting the state’s top income tax rate a top priority.
In a year where state revenue collections have fallen short of projections, the competing priorities could foreshadow a coming battle over the state budget.