Senate passes its own civil rights museum bill
Published: February 24,2011
JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate has passed its own bond bill to partially fund two museums — one focusing on all types of history and one focusing specifically on civil rights.
The bill passed 36-10 yesterday. It would provide $30 million for the first phase of the museums.
The House earlier passed its own separate bill for the projects, providing $55 million in bonds. The two chambers will exchange proposals.
One difference between the two bills is a Senate requirement that at least $15 million be raised in private money before the state issues its $30 million in bonds for the museums.
The provision was proposed by Sen. Walter Michel, a Republican from Jackson.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Longtime Biloxi mayor Holloway resigns
- Proposed ammo ban empties shelves
- DAVID DALLAS: Tax slasher productions comes to Mississippi
- (UPDATED — BREAKING NEWS) American Specialty Alloys won’t locate $1.2B mill in Mississippi
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- Status of some bills in the Mississippi Legislature
- ASA postmortem: industrial recruiting is a constant cycle of death and life
- Hattiesburg wastewater treatment system could cost $152M
- Events and Nominations