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Lee speaks on teacher pay after State of the State address

TN Gov. Bill Lee's administration is acknowledging that teachers may not get big pay raises, even with the Republican's proposal to boost teacher salaries by $117 million dollars.

Finance and Administration Commissioner Stuart McWhorter told lawmakers Tuesday that Lee hopes for teachers to receive a 4 percent raise. However, due to the state's complicated school funding program, teachers could see a lower compensation hike.

Last year, the Department of Education was tasked by the Legislature to study teacher pay raises under the funding formula and will be releasing that report this fall.

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