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Cindy Hyde-Smith on Education

 

 


Supported federal grants to rural charter schools

Q: Use public funding to send children to private schools?

Cindy Hyde-Smith: Yes. Supported bill to expand federal grant funding for charter schools in rural areas.

Mike Espy: No. Does not oppose charter or private schools but says public funds should be reserved for public schools.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Mississippi Senate race , Oct 10, 2020

Revise Obama big-government rules on US waters

The EPA has proposed a revised definition of the "Waters of the United States", specifically what waters the federal government can and cannot regulate. "President Trump has made an intensive effort to roll back Obama's big-government regulations, the worst of which was the Waters of the United States rule," said Hyde-Smith. "That rule was the poster child for overreaching bureaucrats giving the federal government far-reaching powers over individual landowners."
Source: News Mississippi NewsMS.FM on 2020 Mississippi Senate race , Dec 13, 2018

Sees agri-tourism as a great tool in educating the youth

Through targeted marketing campaigns and educational initiatives, we can support our growers and help them increase visibility and seek out new markets. Agri-tourism has a promising future in Mississippi . What better place to jump-start this trend on a local level, than with our youth? Just think of all the schools in our 82 counties that are all looking for educational field trips. The agricultural community can provide excellent demonstrations of our most essential industry.
Source: 2018 MS Senate Special Election campaign website mdac.ms.gov , Dec 31, 2014

Opposed restoring budget cuts to Adequate Education Program

SB2688: An act to direct the state fiscal officer to transfer certain sums to the budget contingency fund for the purpose of providing funds to restore a portion of the budget cuts made to certain agencies during fiscal year 2010.

Summary by Jackson Free Press (4/21/10) SB 2688 increased funding for the Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula while Gov. Haley Barbour sought to cut the entire state budget by $79 million, including MAEP.

Veto message from Governor Haley Barbour: "Senate Bill 2688 virtually guarantees tax increases by future legislatures. Spending now and taxing later is bad fiscal management, and unfair to taxpayers. SB2688 also fails to adequately restore funding for the Department of Corrections [who] will be forced to release thousands of prisoners to balance its budget."

Legislative outcome:Passed House 106-14-2, 2/11/2010; Passed Senate 26-22-3, 2/18/10; Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith voted NO; Vetoed 2/24/10.

Source: Jackson Free Press on Mississippi voting record SB2688 , Feb 18, 2010

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