2019 Mississippi Legislative Session

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Mississippi legislators are beginning their three month session today with Republican Governor Phil Bryant proposing a teacher pay raise.

House and Senate leaders say they would also like to consider raises for state employees.

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Lawmakers say changes to Mississippi’s criminal justice system will be among their top priorities for the legislative session beginning today.

Changes could include support for prisoners to re-enter society, ways to wipe out records of past convictions and sentencing relief for prisoners convicted before an earlier round of sentencing changes.