Kentucky House Republicans unveil state spending plan

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — House Republicans have modified a proposed pay raise for Kentucky teachers. The spending plan they unveiled Thursday would spread the pay raise to other school employees. They also boosted school-security funding. Their state spending plan for the next two years cleared a committee. It could be voted on in the House as soon as Friday. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear proposed a $2,000 across-the-board pay raise for teachers, fulfilling a campaign pledge from last year. The House version would provide a 1% pay increase in each year of the biennium for teachers and all other school employees.