Mississippi PEP

(21 school) districts are asking a Hinds County Chancery judge to order the state to give them about 240-million dollars.

They also want to require lawmakers to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education program, which is the state’s education spending formula often called MAEP.

Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove argued before the court that legislators are breaking the law when they don’t fully fund the formula.

But in court said the lawsuit should be tossed because past legislatures are constitutionally forbidden from telling current legislatures how to spend state money.

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