teacher pay raise Teacher Pay Raise Gains Bipartisan Support Ahead Of Session By Wallis Watkins • Apr 1, 2019 For the first time in a decade, the Louisiana Legislature will take up an across-the-board pay raise for teachers and support staff in Louisiana’s public schools. As Revenue Stalemate Continues, Edwards' Administration Offers Wishful Budget Proposal By Wallis Watkins • Feb 22, 2019 Governor John Bel Edwards’ administration presented a $31 billion proposal for next year’s budget on Friday. But before it can become a reality, a legislative stalemate would have to break. Teacher Pay Raise, Health Care and Minimum Wage On Governor's 2019 Agenda By Wallis Watkins • Dec 21, 2018 As 2018 draws to a close, Governor John Bel Edwards says he’s pleased with the progress that’s been made, and he remains optimistic about the future of Louisiana. No Increase To State Income Forecasts, As House Speaker Blocks Change By Wallis Watkins • Dec 11, 2018 For the second time in as many weeks, Republican leaders in the House have rejected guidance from state economists who estimate Louisiana’s income will be higher than expected this fiscal year and next.