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Teacher pay: Nashville schools plans additions to its $950 million budget. But can it fit in teacher pay?

By Jason Gonzales February 26, 2020 As the Nashville public schools board works to refine its budget ask for next year, the question lingers whether teacher pay will be included. The $950 million budget proposal for the 2020-21 school year includes only what is necessary to maintain operations— an increase of $28 million over last year. Any additions included outside of the $950 million could push the ask by the board upward by millions. Money for teacher pay, especially, could be a costly endeavor. The board has named it one of the top budget problems it wants to tackle. As the board prioritizes what it wants in its proposed budget, ...

Proposed bill would raise minimum wage for tipped employees in Tennessee

By Leah Jordan January 28, 2020 Some Tennessee lawmakers are looking to shake up the way restaurants operate by changing the minimum wage for workers who get tips. Senate Bill 1851 would raise the hourly wage for restaurant servers, or anyone who relies on tips, to $7.25/hour plus tips. Whether this would be good for restaurant owners, servers, and customers is the question some are asking. “Absolutely, that’s good. Who can survive off 2 dollars an hour?” Eugene Jackson told FOX13. Every restaurant customer FOX13 spoke with about the proposed bill said they’re all for a pay increase. That includes Jackson. He said he unders...