Wicker, Cochran unsure on ed funds

JACKSON – Mississippi’s two United States senators say they are not sure how they will vote on a proposal that would provide an estimated $180 million for local school districts.

The U.S. Senate could vote as early today on a proposal that would provide $10 billion to help financially strapped states avoid teacher layoffs and provide extra Medicaid money.

Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both Republicans, said they will wait to see how successful the Democrats are in finding areas to cut before deciding whether to support the proposal.

In Mississippi, the additional $180 million in Medicaid funds would allow state general fund dollars to go toward education.

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8/4/10