JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Governor Bryant signed the teacher pay raise bill, SB 2770, Tuesday.
This will give teacher’s in Mississippi a raise of $1,500.
The pay raise passed in the Senate by a vote of 46-2 and in the House 88-27.
A $1,500 pay raise will cost the state budget more than $75 million according to figures previously provided. Lawmakers could increase spending of state revenue next year by $200 million this year’s original budget.
Governor Bryant said in a Facebook post, “Good teachers can change the trajectory of a student’s life forever.”