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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s new budget funds raises for teachers and low-paid state employees. It also provides increases for K-12 schools, colleges and Medicaid to account for population and cost increases. But other state agencies would be in line for cuts, sometimes sharp ones. Crucially, Kemp’s budget also doesn’t include the second phase of an income tax cut supported by many fellow Republicans. Even without the cut, revenue growth would continue to plod compared to recent years. The $2,000 pay raise for teachers would complete Kemp’s campaign promise of a $5,000 raise after lawmakers allocated the first $3,000 in 2019.


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