Gov. Reeves releases Exec. Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2021

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Governor Tate Reeves released his Executive Budget Recommendation for fiscal year 2021 for Mississippi.

“Standing before my fellow Mississippians, I promised that this would be an administration for all Mississippi. I am a man of my word. I am committed to honoring that promise, and this balanced budget recommendation is the first step,” said Governor Tate Reeves.

The budget sets out to fund Gov. Reeves’ following priorities:

  • Increase teacher pay by $1,500 in our first year with an eye towards further future raises.
  • Double the teacher supply fund.
  • Increase the supplement for teachers to earn and maintain their National Board Certification.
  • Fund bonuses for teachers who locate in underserved areas.
  • Achieve a history-making increase in our investment in workforce development.
  • Increase our investment in rural health care.

You can read the full recommendation here

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