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.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Lawmakers still hammering out differences in budget bills”
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- More than a dozen school districts sue state over funding
- Brandon man hauls in record 756-pound alligator
- Is cotton looking too good? Farmers facing weaker prices
- Woman found guilty of murder in buttocks injection case
- FLIPPING OUT — Flipping houses is popular in much of the country, but in Mississippi ...
- REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55
- Bryant issues executive order to establish Delta water task force
- McDaniel delays decision on whether to appeal dismissal of lawsuit