"We didn't think it had any real value whatsoever," said MDOT spokesman Chris Turner. "We want to fix roads. This took our money. This was really unnecessary."
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Turner said his amendment would guarantee that at least $2.4 billion included in the bill will go toward a pay raise for every teacher and support staff member.
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