Georgia Gov. Kemp delivers State of the State address

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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.

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