The Georgia House budget-writing committee House passed its version of the FY 2021 state spending plan that would give teachers a $1,000 base pay raise while also restoring many cuts proposed by Gov. Brian Kemp.
HB 793 is a $28.1 billion document that covers the fiscal year starting July 1, 2020, and runs through June 30, 2021. The bill funds everything from infrastructure to health care to education for the state’s 10.7 million residents.
One of the biggest changes in the House’s version of the budget pares back a teacher pay raise from $2,000 to $1,000, nudging along Kemp’s campaign promise of a $5,000 boost while balancing other needs in a tight budget year, House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) said at an Atlanta Press Club Luncheon.