ATLANTA (AP) — Friday is pay raise day for 270,000 state, public university and K-12 employees in Georgia.
For the 100,000 state and university employees, it’s the first day that a $5,000 pay raise kicks in. For the 170,000 K-12 employees, a $2,000 bonus is on the way before June 30.
The more than $800 million was pushed into the remaining three months of the state budget by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and lawmakers.
Each state and university employee will get an additional $1,250 over the last three months of the budget year, plus a bonus of up to $3,750.
Public school employees will get a $2,000 bonus, completing a $5,000 raise for teachers Kemp promised in 2018.