Conferees Named for Teacher Pay Raise Bill

Conferees for HB 530 have been named, and they should begin meeting soon to iron out a final agreement on the teacher pay raise bill. The Legislature’s own Joint Rules require that all conference committee meetings be public.

House conferees are House Education Chair Richard Bennett, House Education Vice Chair Kent McCarty, and Rep. Kevin Felsher.

Senate conferees are Senate Education Chair Dennis DeBar, Sen. Hob Bryan, and Senate Appropriations Chair Briggs Hopson.

Please ask the conferees to begin meeting immediately to finalize the teacher pay raise and get HB 530 to Gov. Reeves for his signature.
Rep. Richard Bennett  601.359.3365
Rep. Kent McCarty  601.359.9465
Rep. Kevin Felsher 601.359.1839
Sen. Dennis DeBar  601.359.3221
Sen. Hob Bryan  601.359.2220
Sen. Briggs Hopson  601.359.3250

We have had two terrific REAL TALK sessions about important education issues. If you weren’t able to join us for the first two sessions, you can view the recordings at these links:

Education Legislation News from Education Committee leadership

Education and the Economy Discussion by business leaders, economists, and child advocates 

Our final REAL TALK session in this series will be Thursday evening, when the Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus and the House and Senate Minority Leaders will give us an update on important legislative issues. Catch it all on a 1-hour Zoom, compliments of The Parents’ Campaign Research and Education Fund.

What: Virtual REAL TALK with the Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus and the House & Senate Minority Leaders

Where: Zoom – get your link to join the meeting here

 Thursday, March 10, at 5:45 p.m.

You can submit your questions for our guest speakers in advance by replying to this email, or you can post them in the chat during our Zoom call. This event is supported by the Community Foundation for Mississippi with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Please give the HB 530 conferees a call about the teacher pay raise, and register to join us for Thursday’s REAL TALK if you haven’t already. Together, we’ve got this!


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