Legislators to conduct public hearings on FY2015 budget
Published: September 16,2013
Tags: appropriation, budget, Herb Frierson, Joint Legislative Budget Committee, lawmaker, legislative, legislator, Medicaid, Mississiippi Adequate Education Program, Mississippi Legislature, public hearing, state government
JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are holding public hearings this week to start setting priorities for the next state budget.
Fiscal year 2015 begins next July 1.
Agency directors will appear today through Thursday before the 14-member Joint Legislative Budget Committee. They’ll request money for schools, highways, prisons, Medicaid and other services.
The hearings are being held on the first floor of the Woolfolk state office building, near the Capitol.
House Appropriations Chairman Herb Frierson says he wants to increase spending for education, from kindergarten through universities. But he says the chances of fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program are “slim to none.”
MAEP is a complex formula designed to give elementary and secondary schools enough money to meet midlevel academic standards.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- JOSH MABUS — Inbound marketing is fueled by wishful thinking
- (UPDATE) Prison won’t interrupt ex-prison chief’s retirement cash flow
- Kemper plant employee gag order continued
- 2014 a good year for filmmaking in Mississippi
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years
- MARTIN WILLOUGHBY — Doug Dale’s self-awareness helps lift him to top of his game
- Ex-prison boss and businessman admit to bribery scheme
- WRESTLING SUCCESS — Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves ring to become entrepreneur
- ASA postmortem: industrial recruiting is a constant cycle of death and life