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Presidential candidate pushes for teacher pay in New Orleans

April 20, 2019 - 9:15 am

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has made a brief appearance in New Orleans, repeating her call for tax credits for working families and a nationally funded teacher pay raise.

Harris, a senator from California, was addressing a Friday luncheon at the regional conference for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Harris is a member of the international service organization.

She said that, as president, she would make "the first federal investment in closing the teacher pay gap in this country."

That gap, she said, amounts to about $13,500 between teachers and similarly educated college graduates.

Harris also called again for repeal of the 2017 Republican tax cut bill. 

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