Republican Gov. Haley Barbour released his proposed budget on Tuesday, Nov. 14, for the fiscal year that starts July 1, 2007. And, as expected, the budget
shorted education by not fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.
The Mississippi Democratic Party issued a news release Tuesday in which Chairman Wayne Dowdy blasted Barbour for not supporting MAEP
and ensuring all Mississippi children have access to at least an education equivalent to a Level 3, or midlevel
, state accreditation. The money will be there to fully fund education and a teacher pay raise. Click here
to read the statement.
The Mississippi Democratic Party also released an Education Fact Sheet that pointed out fallacies in Barbour's stand on education -- including the fact that the teacher pay raises he's trying to take credit for actually
were passed under Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove
. Click here to
read the fact sheet.
Finally, check out The Sun Herald's coverage of the Barbour budget and you'll see that Dowdy was mentioned as criticizing the governor's proposal. Click here
for the story.