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Mississippi House passes bill to cover gap in teacher raise

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The bill moves to the Senate for more work. It is expected to be approved there, too.

Posted: Jan 9, 2020 10:08 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi House has voted to pay the full cost for this year's teacher pay raise.

The raise was approved during the 2019 session.

But, officials later discovered a bureaucratic error in counting teachers. That error meant too little money was set aside initially. The bill that passed Thursday will cover the shortfall of more than $18 million.

The bill moves to the Senate for more work. It is expected to be approved there, too.

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