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
- DAVID DALLAS: Who in the Hell are We?
- New Mississippi state highway map is available for the public
- Tanger Outlets involved in Southaven project
- Ikea confirms plan for Memphis store
- Ingalls to lease former SRHS clinic in Gautier for employee medical center
- McCrory joins Epps in asking for trial delay
- Former Lane Furniture plant sold for $1.45 million
- OUR VIEW: JRA evolving toward transparency? Maybe, maybe not
- Jon-Paul Croom made CEO