Governor Perdue unveiled a $20.9 billion budget proposal today that includes a three-quarter-cent sales tax increase and a 1.8 percent average salary increase for teachers and state employees. The plan adjusts the second year of a two-year budget the Legislature approved in 2011.
The budget proposal also includes the following:
- $503 million to reverse flex cuts to public schools
- $92 million to reduce class size in kindergarten through third grade
- $10 million for hand-held reading diagnostic tools
For the full budget proposal, please click here.