JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers have begun voting on details of a state government spending plan for the year that begins July 1.
They are considering giving 3% pay raises to state employees and at least a 1% raise to most public university and community college staff.
Senate Appropriations Chairman Briggs Hopson said the proposed 3% raises for state employees would go into effect by January 1, 2022.
The full year’s cost of the raises is estimated to be $13.9 million.
The 1% pay raises for Institutions of Higher Learning and community colleges are estimated to cost $12.5 million.
They would go into effect July 1.