Musgrove Makes New Arguments in School Funding Lawsuit

Jackson, Miss. Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove presented new arguments in a lawsuit that seeks $240 million that 21 school districts say they have been shortchanged by the state of Mississippi in the past few years.

The state attorney general’s office is defending legislators’ budget decisions.

Hinds County Chancery Judge William Singletary ruled against Musgrove and the school districts in July, but he later agreed to hear new arguments.

Musgrove said in court Tuesday that Singletary was wrong in the first ruling.