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Elected officials pay raise passes

After the next election in 2024, Mississippi’s state elected officials will experience pay increases of between $25,000 per year and $60,000 per year. This is 22% to 67% increase. The governor’s salary will rise 31% from $122,160 – $160,000 After much debate, the salary increases were passed by lawmakers at the close of the legislative session. The proposal to increase the pay of legislators was defeated. This session, lawmakers approved a raise of $5,140 in teacher’s pay, which equates to an increase in starting teacher pay from $37.123 to $41,638. The median income of Mississippi households is $45,081 per year, which is the lowest in the nation. Under the new law, the salaries of lieutenant governor (and House speaker) will rise from $60,000 to $85,000 per year. Reeves didn’t comment on the raises. Reeves did not comment on the pay raises. However, he posted on social media why he opposed lawmakers spending $50 million to upgrade the University of Mississippi Health Center. This is just one of many spending vetoes we will be sharing and answering questions about in the coming days.