Veteran Sen. Hob Bryan says Gov. Tate Reeves was grandstanding in vetoing more than $2 billion in education funding, and that the Legislature would have fixed the oversight of not providing bonuses to teachers in top performing and improving school districts. Gov. Reeves is providing funds to schools for now based on an opinion from the attorney general.

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Bobby Harrison, Mississippi Today’s senior capitol reporter, covers politics, government and the Mississippi State Legislature. He also writes a weekly news analysis which is co-published in newspapers statewide. A native of Laurel, Bobby joined our team June 2018 after working for the North Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo since 1984. He is president of the Mississippi Capitol Press Corps Association and works with the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute to organize press luncheons. Bobby has a bachelor's in American Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi and has received multiple awards from the Mississippi Press Association, including the Bill Minor Best Investigative/In-depth Reporting and Best Commentary Column.