Mississippi judge blocks private schools’ tax-funded grants


              FILE - Attorney Jackie Bost with the Mississippi Attorney General's Office defends legislation passed this session by lawmakers that allowed the state to put $10 million of federal pandemic relief money into infrastructure grants for private schools during a hearing before a Hinds County Chancery Court judge in Jackson, Miss., Aug. 23, 2022. A Mississippi judge on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, blocked the state law. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
            
              FILE - Tanya Marsaw, a parent of four with one child in a public middle school and a member of Parents For Public Schools, listens as attorneys for the nonprofit group present arguments in Hinds County Chancery Court in Jackson, Miss., Aug. 23, 2022, in a lawsuit claiming the state is violating its own constitution with a federally funded grant program for private schools. A Mississippi judge on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, blocked a state law that put $10 million of federal pandemic relief money into infrastructure grants for private schools. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
            
              FILE - Hinds County Chancery Judge Crystal Wise Martin listens as lawyer Rob McDuff, attorney for Parents For Public Schools, presents arguments in a lawsuit that says the state violates its own constitution with a grant program for private schools, during a hearing in Jackson, Miss., Aug. 23, 2022. Judge Martin on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, blocked a state law that put $10 million of federal pandemic relief money into infrastructure grants for private schools. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
Mississippi judge blocks private schools’ tax-funded grants