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Reeves: Pay raise for teachers, no new money for prisons

February 3, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has released his budget proposal that includes pay raises for teachers and no additional money for the troubled state prison system.

Reeves is recommending a $1,500 salary bump for teachers during the coming school year. That’s $500 more than a proposal being considered by the state Senate.

Reeves’ pay recommendation is part of his proposed state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. In the plan released Friday, Reeves recommends that the state spend the same amount on the Department of Corrections in the coming year as in the current year.

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