February 19, 2019
"We have talked about the bill, but we totally and passionately disagree with a $500-a-year raise for teachers because it's a slap in the face," Rep. Jay Hughes (pictured), D-Oxford, told the Jackson Free Press. "And (Republicans are) doing this just as a feel-good so they can vote for it and say 'Oh, we voted for a teacher raise." Photo courtesy Jay Hughes
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Mississippi teachers would get a $1,000 pay raise over the next two years if a bill the state Senate passed last week becomes law.