Kemp announces raises for teachers and state employees

Lieutenant Gov. Burt Jones shakes hands Gov. Brian Kemp after being sworn in at Georgia State University Convocation Center on Thursday, January 12, 2023.  (Natrice Miller/natrice.miller@ajc.com)

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Lieutenant Gov. Burt Jones shakes hands Gov. Brian Kemp after being sworn in at Georgia State University Convocation Center on Thursday, January 12, 2023. (Natrice Miller/natrice.miller@ajc.com)
Gov. Brian Kemp waves to his supporters following his inaugural address at Georgia State University Convocation Center  on Thursday, January 12, 2023.  (Natrice Miller/natrice.miller@ajc.com)

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Teachers and state employees would get $2,000 raises under the budget plan Gov. Brian Kemp will lay out for lawmakers.

Kemp made the announcement Thursday in his inaugural address at the Georgia State University Convocation Center.

The pay raises come after Kemp and lawmakers hiked state employee salaries $5,000 last year to help combat rampant turnover in many agencies. Teachers received $2,000 raises from the state, which helps fund local K-12 education in Georgia.

Read more about Kemp’s plans for worker pay raises