Several new laws are taking effect in Mississippi on Friday, which is also the first day of the new state budget year.Teachers and assistant teachers will get pay raises.The state will start a four-year reduction of its income tax.Mississippi is becoming the final state... Read More.
Pay is going up for volunteer firemen in Kosciusko.During Tuesday's meeting, the board of aldermen voted to increase pay for different call outs.The current pay for volunteers is $20 for every call they work.Under the new pay scale, volunteers would get $50 for responding... Read More.
A teacher pay raise bill has been sent to the governor after getting final legislative approval in the House Tuesday.The bill provides a $2,000 raise for assistant teachers and higher salaries for certified teachers at all experience levels and classifications, including:minimum starting pay of... Read More.
Mississippi teachers would receive their largest pay raise in years, under a bill that the state Senate passed Thursday.The House still needs to pass the final version of House Bill 530 before it can go to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves for his expected signature.The... Read More.
Mississippi teacher pay raise bills were in danger as legislators engaged in a political showdown.Hours before a big deadline Tuesday, Senate committees voted to keep the issue alive.Senate Education Committee Chairman Dennis DeBar says teachers don't need to be pawns. He says House committees... Read More.
Mississippi legislators are halfway through their three-month session.They are still considering proposals to increase some of the lowest teacher salaries in the nation.The House plan would give raises of $4,000 to $6,000. The Senate proposes an average increase of $4,700 over two years.Another bill... Read More.
A teacher pay raise proposal is starting to move forward at the Mississippi Capitol.Most teachers and teachers' assistants would receive a boost of $1,000 a year.Teachers in the first two years of their careers would receive slightly larger raises of $1,100.That's an effort to... Read More.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is offering aid to offset the cost of field trips to the state's twin history museums in Jackson.The department says it has $25,000 to help students who attend most public schools to visit the Museum of Mississippi... Read More.