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House Approves Pay Raise for Teachers

House Approves Pay Raise for Teachers

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(KSL News) Utah teachers could be getting a pay raise.

The House passed a $68-million bill that would give educators a $2,500 raise.

Lawmakers also want nearly $35 million to go toward a one-time bonus of $1,000 for every teacher.

Meanwhile, the House also approved House Bill 416. The measure would give $15,000 loans to teachers to be used to buy a home.

If the teacher stayed in Utah and taught for five years the state would forgive $5,000 of the loan. If the borrowing teacher stayed for 10 years, the entire loan would be paid off.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report with information from The Deseret Morning News)

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