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Schools are asking the state for more money

JACKSON, Miss.- Community Colleges and Universities across the state are asking lawmakers for more money. 

They’re asking for an additional $372 million in the budget for the year beginning July 1st. However the House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson says that state revenue is lacking so getting large increases is doubtful.

The presentation was given on Tuesday at the committee meeting. This would be an 8% increase over what Mississippi has already confirmed to spend on schools this year.

Lawmakers find it unlikely that they’ll get what they are after because there is already a struggle to meet funding for K-12 schools and community colleges. They are considering changes to these formulas this year.

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