9 February 2006
JSU Would Get $42.7 Million in Education Budget Approved by House Committee
The House Education Finance and Appropriations Committee approved
a $6 billion education budget Wednesday that would extend the school year from 175 days to 180 days, give teachers and
other personnel a 5 percent raise and give retirees a 7 percent benefits increase. Jacksonville State University came
out a winner in the committee’s proposed budget. Riley’s budget proposal would have increased JSU’s budget from $34.8
million to $38.9 million. The committee’s proposal raises it to $42.7 million. See story at The Anniston Star's website: www.annistonstar.com.
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