The House Education Committee changed the Senate bill earlier in the week from an $837 raise to a $6,000 raise over three years.
Teachers unions did not expect the larger raise to stay in place. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin didn’t think the raise — $1,000 in the first year, $2,000 the next and $3,000 the year after — was feasible.
“I do not think it’s a realistic number,” Tomblin said Wednesday morning about the education committee’s proposal.