Mississippi PEP

The Senate voted 30-20 Wednesday to put the alternative on the ballot, with Republicans voting yes and Democrats voting no. The action came a day after the Republican-controlled House adopted the alternative proposal.

“This is about pulling the rug out from under the people’s initiative,” said Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson.

Senate Education Committee Chairman Gray Tollison, R-Oxford, said the alternative is a better option because it wouldn’t give a judge control over state budgets.

“This is not about education funding,” Tollison said.

His statement was contradicted by the Senate’s presiding officer, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.

“The bill we passed today is about funding public schools and getting results for our students,” Reeves said after the Senate vote.

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