JACKSON — There will be no vote in the Mississippi Legislature this year on merging three of the state’s universities.
The proposal is among those dying as Mississippi legislators faced their first major deadline of the 2010 session.
Tuesday was the final day for committees to act on bills filed in each chamber. The surviving bills move to the full House or Senate for more debate.
Senate Universities Committee chairman Doug Davis says legislators weren’t convinced that combining universities is a good idea now.
Gov. Haley Barbour had proposed merging Mississippi University for Women into Mississippi State University and merging the three historically black universities into one, with Alcorn State University and Mississippi Valley State University becoming part of Jackson State University.
BEFORE YOU GO…
… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.
If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.Click for more info