Mississippi lawmakers return to Capitol for 2017 legislative session

There was a jump start on a potential rewrite of the public education funding formula in the fall. That’s when the non-profit EdBuild was hired. The expectation was that a recommendation would be ready before the session. It’s not. And Democrats say it could be a red flag.

“It could be a red flag for the whole thing,” said Representative Tom Miles. “One thing is that they may not have had time to deal with the problem yet. Two is, after they got in there it could’ve been a lot worse than I actually thought it was going to be when they started touring some of the school districts.”

Even those who are pro-EdBuild are now saying they don’t consider it a “delay”.