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.