Mississippi's public schools would receive about $181 million over current year funding under Senate legislation to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program for the first time since 2007.A chart provided by the Parents Campaign shows how local schools would benefit if the legislation... Read More.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Senate leaders are pushing to rewrite the state’s education budget formula.The Mississippi Adequate Education Program has only fully funded public schools twice since it was put into law in 1997.Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Senate Education Committee Chairman... Read More.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators are proposing an $80 million grant program for financially struggling hospitals and other programs to help the state attract and retain nurses and physicians.Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann unveiled the plans Wednesday.One proposal would forgive up to $18,000 in... Read More.
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today congratulated Ty Martin of Neshoba County for his completion of the U.S. Senate Page Program in Washington. “The Senate Page Program is an excellent opportunity for civic-minded students to learn about the legislative process firsthand, and I... Read More.
The Mississippi Senate has voted in favor of a tax relief bill which includes a six-month suspension of the state fuel tax to help lower gas prices. That was added to the Senate’s original proposal which reduces the state income tax, provides a tax... Read More.
Some senators argued it was too much while some said it didn't go far enough. But the vote Wednesday was 40 to 11 to pass a plan to cut taxes in Mississippi. The bill would phase out the four per cent income tax bracket... Read More.
A plan to give Mississippi teachers at least a $1,000 pay raise has won unanimous approval in the state Senate.The pay bill passed with bipartisan support Wednesday. It now goes to the House.Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann says he wants a multiyear plan to... Read More.