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”
Mississippi Economic Council
Mississippi Chambers of Commerce
Mississippi State Legislature
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Economic Development Council
North Mississippi News
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Auto Accidents Lawyer
Top Posts & Pages
- Aluminum company rumored for Columbus: 'clock' is for website, not plant site
- Shale oil: market correction or longterm direction?
- Miss. surgeon sentenced in tax evasion case
- MBJ exclusive: Jackson’s new airport CEO fulfills desire to taking on the top job
- WILLOUGHBY: Mayo Flynt leads AT&T Mississippi by enjoying both work and workers
- MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Gary Herring building tomorrow by educating today
- 'Blue Economy' important for Mississippi's future
- J.McLaughlin to open in Highland Village next spring
- Hyatt-Place is Columbus’ newest hotel option