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.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a bill to authorize the state's largest teacher pay raise in a generation.Legislative records show the Republican signed it Wednesday.Starting July 1, teachers will receive an average increase of about $5,100. That's a jump of more than 10%... 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.
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 House has voted to pay the full cost for this year's teacher pay raise.The raise was approved during the 2019 session. But, officials later discovered a bureaucratic error in counting teachers.That error meant too little money was set aside initially.The bill that... Read More.