State hires Wallace to battle 42

On hiring Wallace and paying him more than $60,000 in state funds, Gunn said, “Remember, the Legislature was sued. We had to defend ourselves because the attorney general refused to defend us. We won at the Supreme Court level, so we were proven to be correct in defending ourselves and incurring these expenditures.”

Patsy Brumfield, a spokeswoman for 42 For Better Schools, said, “this $60,000 expense paid by the people of Mississippi is just the tip of the iceberg for the campaign to defeat adequate funding for our schools. That $60,000 is enough for two first-year teachers or 600 textbooks or 200 classroom computers for our schools.”

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