Amateur comedians compete at Liquid Laughs for $1,000 prize
By Josh Gross
Winners will be selected through a hybrid system in which both expert judges and audience reaction will be taken into account. That format was chosen to ensure the contest is actually about who brings the funny, not who brings the most friends.
The proposed budget includes $62 million to fuel the third year of the so-called "career ladder" pay scale for K-12 educators, a $5 million increase for new classroom technology, a $5 million increase for more IT staffing, $2 million for college and career advising and a $4.2 million increase for professional development.