JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Senate voted 27-21 Thursday to send House Bill 957 back to a committee. The procedural move killed the bill that would have replaced the state’s current public school funding formula with a new method. A yes vote was to kill the bill by sending it back to a committee, while a no vote was to keep the bill alive.


Democrats voting yes (19)

Barnett, Heidelberg; Blackmon, Canton; Blount, Jackson; Bryan, Amory; Butler, Port Gibson; Dawkins, Pass Christian; Dearing, Natchez; Frazier, Jackson; Horhn, Jackson; R. Jackson, Marks; S. Jackson, Preston; Jolly, Houston; Jordan, Greenwood; Norwood, Jackson; D. Simmons, Greenville; W. Simmons, Cleveland; Turner-Ford, West Point; Wilemon, Belmont; Witherspoon, McComb.

Republicans voting yes (8)

Browning, Pontotoc; Carmichael, Meridian; DeBar, Leakesville; Gollott, Biloxi; Hopson, Vicksburg; McMahan, Guntown; Michel, Jackson; Seymour, Vancleave.


Republicans voting no (21)

Blackwell, Southaven; Branning, Philadelphia; Burton, Newton; Carter, Gulfport; Caughman, Mendenhall; Chassaniol, Winona; Clarke, Hollandale; Fillingane, Sumrall; Harkins, Brandon; Hill, Picayune; Hudson, Hattiesburg; Massey, Nesbit; McDaniel, Ellisville; Parker, Olive Branch; Parks, Corinth; Polk, Hattiesburg; Tollison, Oxford; Watson, Hurley; Whaley, Potts Camp; Wiggins, Pascagoula; Younger, Columbus.


Republican not voting (2)

G. Jackson, French Camp; Moran, Kiln.


Republicans absent (2)

Doty, Brookhaven; Kirby, Pearl.