Bill to give Mississippi teachers $1,000 pay raise passes unanimously in Senate, heads to House

JACKSON, Miss. (WXXV) — A new bill that would give Mississippi teachers a pay raise is one step closer to being signed into law.

At the state capitol in Jackson, Mississippi state senators unanimously agreed Thursday morning to pass Senate Bill 2001 — which would give teachers and teacher assistants a $1,000 raise.

Teachers in their first three years in the classroom would get a slightly higher bump in pay, with a raise of $1,110.

The bill aims to raise the starting pay to $37,000.

There was no debate on the Senate floor in passing the bill and all state senators signed on as co-sponsors.

The bill now goes to the House floor.

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