By Phil Kabler
The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's bill to give pay raises to public school teachers and school service personnel advanced Thursday out of the Senate Education Committee -- with a change intended to give more bang for the buck to newer teachers.
The new version of the bill (SB391) would provide an across-the-board $1,000 raise -- instead of giving a 2 percent pay raise to teachers, as Tomblin proposed.