JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Top Mississippi lawmakers are recommending most parts of education, from kindergarten through college, receive the same amount of state funding next year as this year.
Tuesday, House and Senate leaders released their proposed $5.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1, 2014.
It recommends spending slightly less state money than in the current year.
It does not recommend tax increases or state employee pay raises.
Lawmakers propose saving money by eliminating state jobs that are vacant at least 60 days and by reducing
travel and contract services.
Lawmakers will consider the two plans, and other ideas, as they face an April deadline to adopt a state spending plan.