Democrats in the Mississippi legislature are releasing their own version of a proposed state budget. The budget is intended to be a counter to a budget issued earlier this week by a Republican lead committee.

The Democrats are calling on the state to spend 185-million dollars that the Joint Legislative Budget Committee suggested the state keep in reserve.

The bulk of that would go to education including nearly 100-million more for the Mississippi Adequate education program and increases for universities and community colleges says representative Cecil Brown of Jackson.

“The one thing we can do something about right is funding for public education. That money is available. Public education should be at the top of the list,” Brown said.

The remaining amount would go toward road maintenance and a one-thousand dollar raise for state employees.

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One thought on “Budget Games: Democrats release their own proposal for FY2016 state spending.

  1. Public education should be at the top of the list,” Brown said.

    He means more money for the bureaucrats at the Department of Education and the slush fund that has become the public education system as a whole.

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