The Co-Chairman of the Indiana House Ways & Means Committee says increasing teacher pay in the state of Indiana isn’t as simple as lawmakers appropriating more money to schools.

Governor Eric Holcomb says he wants to raise teacher salaries, but says it will take a couple of years to get the formula right.

Teresa Meredith, the head of the state teachers union, says they want lawmakers to take concrete action next session toward pay increases.

In an interview with Indy Politics, Ways & Means Co-Chairman Todd Huston said while the state can give more money to schools, the decisions regarding how much teachers make is done at the local level with school boards and while there are some things lawmakers can do, fundamentally it’s not their decision how much teachers make.

You can hear Huston in the Leon-Tailored Audio above.  It runs about seven minutes.