Lawmakers still hammering out differences in budget bills
Published: March 18,2014
JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are moving closer to final negotiations on a $6 billion state budget for the year that begins July 1.
The House and Senate have passed different versions of budget bills to cover a variety of state programs, from schools to mental health services to prisons.
Negotiators from the two chambers have a March 29 deadline to file final versions of more than 100 budget bills. Then, all 52 senators and 122 House members have until April 4 to pass the final versions of those bills and send them to Gov. Phil Bryant.
One item of dispute is whether the state will set aside money to train a new group of state troopers, as the governor wants. The House voted yesterday to spend $6.9 million on a trooper school.
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