Special Session On Education Funding

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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant says he will call a special legislative session on education funding only after lawmakers reach broad agreement on the main points of a proposal. Top Republicans in the House and Senate say they want to rewrite the school funding formula, but they haven’t revealed a plan.
House speaker Philip Gunn says legislators won’t stick to regular-session budget deadlines to deal with education spending. Gunn says Bryant could call a special session during the regular session for two bills. One would rewrite the school funding formula. The other would put money into it.
House Appropriation Committee Chairman John Read, a Eepublican from Gautier, says lawmakers won’t vote immediately on a new formula. He says the public would get at least a few days to review a proposal.

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