Tate Reeves proposes increasing state spending from the current $12 million to $24 million for teachers’ classroom supplies. He said he wants to increase teacher pay by $4,200 over four years. Photo by Stephen Wilson

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves released his education proposals Wednesday, saying he has a four-year plan to increase Mississippi teacher salaries if he’s elected governor.

He said the plan will not require a tax increase because Mississippi’s economy is good and state tax collections are exceeding expectations.

Reeves discussed his proposals at a news conference in Gulfport.

“We’ve crunched the numbers and determined exactly how we can ensure that our teachers make much more in the coming years,” Reeves said. “I don’t traffic

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