State lawmakers went over budget proposals ahead of the legislature's opening day.

The Department of Education (DOE) is asking for millions of dollars to increase salaries for experienced teachers. Currently, teachers are not paid based on years of service, but Superintendent Christina Kishimoto released a plan to change that. 

According to KITV4 partners at Civil Beat, a specific dollar amount for her plan has not officially been released, but is estimated to cost about $45 million.