Power rankings: Political editor Geoff Pender on top session issues

1. Teacher pay

What seemed impossible is gaining momentum after Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn’s vow to push for an across-the-board teacher raise. Lawmakers are flooded with calls and emails. The Senate leadership indicates a raise might be possible, dependent on many details. Would Gov. Phil Bryant veto a nonmerit raise if it were to pass?

Clarion Ledger
1/12/14