By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The Alabama House of Representatives voted to pass a 2.5 percent across-the-board pay raise for all current education employees.
The bill, House Bill 174, was sponsored by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa.
Everyone supported the bill to give the teachers and state employees a pay raise but some legislators felt that the raise should have bigger and that the Legislature should try to fund a way to get a bonus check for the state’s education retirees.