JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate, on a 24-21 vote Thursday, passed the final version of Senate Bill 2161, which would allow students in Mississippi school districts with academic ratings of C, D, or F to cross district lines to attend charter schools elsewhere in the state. A yes vote was a vote for the bill, while a no vote was a vote against it.
Republicans voting yes (21)
Blackwell, Southaven; Branning, Philadelphia; Burton, Newton; Caughman, Mendenhall; Chassaniol, Winona; Clarke, Hollandale; Doty, Brookhaven; Fillingane, Sumrall; Gollott, Biloxi; Harkins, Brandon;
Hill, Picayune; Hudson, Hattiesburg; G. Jackson, French Camp; Kirby, Pearl; McDaniel, Ellisville; Parker, Olive Branch; Polk, Hattiesburg; Tollison, Oxford; Watson, Pascagoula; Wiggins, Pascagoula;
Democrats voting yes (3)
Barnett, Heidelberg; S. Jackson, Preston; W. Simmons, Cleveland.
Republicans voting no (4)
Browning, Pontotoc; McMahan, Guntown; Michel, Ridgeland; Seymour, Vancleave.
Democrats voting no (17)
Blackmon, Canton; Blount, Jackson; Bryan, Amory; Butler, Port Gibson; Dawkins, Pass Christian; Dearing, Natchez; Frazier, Jackson; Horhn, Jackson; R. Jackson, Marks; Jolly, Houston;
Jordan, Greenwood; Norwood, Jackson; D. Simmons, Greenville; Stone, Holly Springs; Turner, West Point; Wilemon, Belmont; Witherspoon, McComb.
Republicans not voting (7)
Carmichael, Meridian; DeBar, Leakesville; Hopson, Vicksburg; Massey, Nesbit; Moran, Kiln; Parks, Corinth; Tindell, Gulfport.