Department of Employment Security survives
Published: April 22,2010
JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is on track to survive another year.
The state Senate on Thursday passed the final version of a bill authorizing the agency to stay alive during the fiscal year beginning July 1. The agency would come up for review again in 2011.
Gov. Haley Barbour is expected to sign the bill.
Earlier this week, the agency appeared to be in jeopardy.
A House chairman held the reauthorization bill because he wanted to force Barbour to accept some federal stimulus money for jobless benefits. The chairman released the agency’s reauthorization bill after a Senate committee agreed to vote on a recalculation of jobless benefits; the recalculation failed.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Half century of memories — Christmas on Deer Creek to celebrate 50th anniversary
- Analyst: KiOR Columbus plant may end up sold as scrap
- Prison-contract task force working in wake of Epps' indictment
- (UPDATE) Gov. Bryant: $1.2 billion aluminum plant is a very exciting proposition for the state of Mississippi
- Bryant wants free tuition for students with technical diploma
- Investigators find massive Ag Museum fire was an accident
- Prescott leads field for Conerly Trophy as state's best football player
- County to ask if it can use unspent hurricane recovery money
- BILL CRAWFORD: Bryant’s tax cut won’t stop spending growth