Keeping them Honest: Where do they stand?
The past two weeks has seen a lot of posturing around the issue of teacher pay raises. Some members positions have shifted all over the place but unlike most political doublespeak, they are being called out this time. Since its debut on the scene, the group Pay Raise for Mississippi Teachers has brought the topic of teacher pay raises to the forefront of Mississippi politics and the legislative session that began on January 7th. Speaker Phillip Gunn’s support of the idea has given life to the notion that Mississippi teachers will see some sort of pay hike this session.
Pay Raise for Mississippi Teachers will be holding a rally at the State Capitol today, January 20, 2014. Representative Steve Holland and Democratic Leader Bobby Moak ware among the speakers for this event that kicks off at 2:00 PM.
To date, several members have given some indication as to whether or not they will support a pay increase this session so we decided to create a running “Roll Call” of the members and their public positions.
Teacher Pay Raise 2014:
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: YES
Whittington, Bailey, Hines, Anderson, Denton, Jackson, Clark, Espy, Steverson, B. Evans, Reynolds, Miles, Gibbs, Moak, Baria, Holland, M. Evans, Bain
Lamar, DeBar, Gunn, Barton, Turner, Nelson, Massengill, Mims, Bounds, Arnold, Frierson, Mayo, Boyd, Snowden
Aldridge(R), Rushing(R), Hood(R), Moore(R)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: NO
NONE TO DATE
Stone, Jones, Blount,
Massey, Hill, Parker, Ward, Hopson,
Longwitz(R), Tollison(R), Gipson(R)
NONE TO DATE
NOTE: If you don’t see a legislators’ name on the list it indicates that they’ve not taken a public stance on the topic of teacher pay raises that can be verified by MS Political Pulse. We will continue to update this list