Louisiana governor signs $30B budget, touts teacher raises
The Democratic governor, running for reelection, signed the measure Tuesday at a Baton Rouge public school where he promoted his successful push to increase K-12 spending.
In the upcoming budget, public school teachers are getting $1,000 salary hikes. Support workers are getting $500 raises. School districts are getting more discretionary money.
State spending from general tax collections is growing 1%.