State Senate passes bill to consolidate operations of agencies
JACKSON — After contentious debate, the Mississippi Senate passed a bill yesterday that would consolidate the business operations of all state agencies.
Senate Fees, Salaries and Administration Committee chairman Terry Brown, a Republican from Columbus, says the bill could help the state save money by centralizing the agencies’ operations at the Department of Finance and Administration.
The bill moves to the House.
Sen. David Blount, a Democrat from Jackson, opposed the bill, saying there was no proof provided that the move could save tax dollars.
Blount says it also infringes on the independence of agencies and other branches of government by placing all employees under one agency.
The bill is Senate Bill 2532.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Jackson’s Landmark Center slated for mixed-use conversion
- ANITA MODAK-TRURAN — Mississippi’s motion picture renaissance
- WRESTLING SUCCESS — Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves ring to become entrepreneur
- Race to the pump: Feds appear ready to beat state on new gas taxes
- Irby commits suicide after wife's prison release
- Senate transportation chair seeks emergency money for roads, bridges
- Challenging times ahead for Pearl’s manufactured home residents, apartment complex owners
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- 3 dozen groups OK'd for Miss. specialty car tags