Education funding top issue at Delta update on legislative session

By Aallyah Wright, April 24, 2018, MISSISSIPPI TODAY

CLARKSDALE – As a way to keep residents informed about this past legislative session, state Rep. Orlando Paden, D-Clarksdale, hosted a community forum here comprised of Democratic state officials, congressional leaders, and public policy advocates to reflect on hot button issues like Medicaid, women’s rights and equal pay, and infrastructure for roads and bridges.

But the talk of a rewrite of the state’s K-12 education formula was a recurring theme throughout the panel discussions at the Coahoma Community College pinnacle on Monday night.

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