JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate, on a 31-17 vote Wednesday, approved Senate Bill 2189, which would expand charter schools in Mississippi.
A yes vote was a vote for the proposal, while a no vote was a vote against it.
Voting yes were 29 Republicans and 2 Democrats. Voting no were 17 Democrats. Two Republicans did not vote.
Republicans voting yes (29):
Brown, Columbus; Burton, Newton; Carmichael, Meridian; Chassaniol, Winona; Collins, Tupelo; Doty, Brookhaven; Fillingane, Sumrall; Gandy, Waynesboro; Gollott, Biloxi; Harkins, Flowood;
Hill, Picayune; Hopson, Vicksburg; Hudson, Hattiesburg; Jackson, French Camp; Kirby, Pearl; Lee, Mendenhall; Longwitz, Madison; McDaniel, Ellisville; Moran, Kiln; Parker, Olive Branch;
Parks, Corinth; Polk, Hattiesburg; Smith, Picayune; Sojourner, Natchez; Tindell, Gulfport; Tollison, Oxford; Ward, Louisville; Watson, Pascagoula; Wiggins, Pascagoula.
Democrats voting yes (2):
S. Jackson, Preston; W. Simmons, Cleveland.
Democrats voting no (17):
Blount, Jackson; Browning, Pontotoc; Bryan, Amory; A. Butler, Port Gibson; K. Butler, McComb; Dawkins, Pass Christian; Frazier, Jackson; Hale, Senatobia; Horhn, Jackson; R. Jackson, Marks;
Jolly, Houston; Jones, Canton; Jordan Greenwood; Montgomery, Bay Springs; D. Simmons, Greenville; Stone, Ashland; Wilemon, Belmont.
Republicans not voting (2):
Clarke, Hollandale; Massey, Nesbit.