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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:

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