Hattiesburg,MS (WDAM) - The Federal Government has passed a bill that would provide Mississippi with nearly $250 million to go towards education jobs and medicaid funding.
That funding could potentially save a number of teachers jobs but state leaders have mixed opinions on whether the $26 billion jobs bill is a good idea.
The bill would be funded by reducing some food stamp benefits and closing international tax loopholes.
Congressman Gene Taylor voted against the bill saying the Federal Government is robbing Peter to pay Paul.
"They would talk about cutting food stamps seven years from now, there has been similar talk like that before, it has never happened and I doubt it ever will. The other part on closing those loopholes, I am absolutely for that but that has been used as the bill payer on about six or seven pieces of legislation." Taylor said, "it's only going to be good for one debt, you can't use it in six different places."
Congressman Taylor feels the Government should focus on ways to save money not spend it.