Holcomb’s budget plan for education draws praise, criticism

Holcomb’s budget plan for education draws praise, criticism
Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) of Indiana (Source: IN.gov)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Governor Eric Holcomb’s budget plan would provide a two-percent increase for Indiana public schools for the next two years.

But some say that’s not enough.

The Senate Democrats' budget leader said Holcomb’s proposal won’t be able to boost teacher pay and that it doesn’t get schools ahead of the inflation rate.

The spending plan, which was presented Thursday to the State Budget Committee, does not include a line item for teacher pay raises.

The legislature has until late April to approve a new two-year state budget, which will take effect in July.

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