JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Both the Mississippi House of Representatives and Senate have voted overwhelmingly in favor to override a partial veto from Governor Tate Reeves.
This is the first time since 2002 that the legislature voted to override a governor’s veto.
The bill in question is an education budget bill. Governor Reeves said that he vetoed a part of that bill because it did not fund a bonus pay program for teachers and schools that either maintain a high level of academic performance or show significant improvement.
But Republican Lawmakers said that it impacted much more than that one program.
The resolution passed the House 109-7. In the Senate it passed 41-1.