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2 teacher pay raise proposals alive at Mississippi Capitol

Jan. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate voted Friday to increase teachers' pay, days after the House approved a separate proposal. The two Republican-controlled chambers and Republican Gov. Tate Reeves must agree on a single plan before teachers could see more money. Any...

Black Mississippi senators protest vote on race theory bill

Jan. 21, 2022 17:14 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Black lawmakers walked out in protest Friday and withheld their votes as the Mississippi Senate passed a bill that would ban schools from teaching critical race theory. The state superintendent of education has said critical race theory is not being taught in...

Bill banning critical race theory goes to Mississippi Senate

Jan. 20, 2022 17:50 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would ban schools from teaching critical race theory, even though the state superintendent of education has said the theory is not being taught in schools and legislators have offered no evidence to show it is....

Medical marijuana moves 1 step closer in Mississippi

Jan. 19, 2022 18:52 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is moving closer to joining most other states in allowing people to use marijuana to relieve medical conditions. The state House voted 104-14 Wednesday to pass a bill that would create a medical marijuana program. The bill passed...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 19, 2022 12:02 PM EST

Tupelo Daily Journal. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Investments in tech prep education continue to impress Lee County School District last month showed off its new $8 million Career and Technical Education Center, a state-of-the-art facility that houses several tracts...

Medical marijuana advances with Mississippi senate vote

Jan. 13, 2022 17:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators voted Thursday to advance a bill that would create a medical marijuana program, sending it to the House for more work. One lawmaker started the debate by quoting Bob Dylan's “Everybody Must Get Stoned." It was a double reference to...

Medical marijuana proposal moves to Mississippi Senate

Jan. 12, 2022 18:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bill to create a medical marijuana program is headed for debate in the Mississippi Senate in coming days. Senate Bill 2095 passed the Senate Public Health Committee on Wednesday. It would allow a person with a marijuana prescription to obtain up to 3.5 grams...

Teacher pay raise plan moves forward at Mississippi Capitol

Jan. 12, 2022 17:14 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House acted quickly Wednesday to approve a bill that would increase teacher pay, nudging ahead of senators who are working on a separate plan. The House bill would give raises of $4,000 to $6,000. The Senate proposes an average increase of...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 12, 2022 16:07 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Be Deliberate With Charter Schools A legislative watchdog group that analyzes the performance of state agencies recently released a report about the funding of charter schools in Mississippi and the board that...

Mississippi Senate OKs revisions to 4 US House districts

Jan. 12, 2022 14:57 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Mississippi Senate on Wednesday passed a plan to redraw the state’s four congressional districts, sending it to Gov. Tate Reeves for his expected approval. The NAACP or other opponents could still ask a federal court to consider...