How many of your moms or teachers actually started as T.A.s?
Teacher assistants: The House wants to fund the same number of elementary school teacher assistants the state had last school year. But the Senate wants to cut more than 5,000 teacher assistant positions while adding about 2,000 teachers to reduce class sizes.
Treat ALL state employees the same, or not?
State employee raises: While the House wants a 2 percent raise for all state employees, the Senate budget would instead fund targeted raises for hard-to-fill and hard-to-retain positions in state government.
Indecision is paralyzing the process
Spending levels: The House budget would increase overall spending by about 5 percent from the previous fiscal year. The Senate budget has an increase of about 2 percent, but leaders in that chamber now say they’ll support a 2.7 percent increase.
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