Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves released his education proposals Wednesday, saying he has a four-year plan to increase Mississippi teacher salaries if he’s elected governor.
He said the plan will not require a tax increase because Mississippi’s economy is good and state tax collections are exceeding expectations.
Reeves discussed his proposals at a news conference in Gulfport.
“We’ve crunched the numbers and determined exactly how we can ensure that our teachers make much more in the coming years,” Reeves said. “I don’t traffic in false promises of unlimited free money.”