Gov. Richardson wants to continue to raise teacher salaries by putting another $60 million into educators’ pay. In his speech to the legislature , he also proposed expanding voluntary prekindergarten to an additional 2,000 children. Meanwhile, he said the state would continue its investment of $211 million in refurbishing elementary, middle, and high schools. He touted several state priorities that didn’t carry price tags, including a renewed commitment to arts education, making sure students get a healthy breakfast, and...
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