Mississippi House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a plan to restore $82 million in cuts made to the current budget.
Gov. Haley Barbour has cut $458.5 million from what was nearly a $6 billion budget when the fiscal year started July 1.
The compromise agreed upon late Tuesday would restore over $37 million to K-12 education, including $2 million for National Board Certified teachers, $4 million to mental health, $1.7 million to public safety and a total of $16 million to the Department of Corrections.
Another part of the deal includes Barbour adding an extra $4 million to community and junior colleges from his discretionary fund.