Posts Tagged ‘appropriation’

Nonprofit health center in Delta to close when funds are exhausted

GREENVILLE — The Good Samaritan Health Center will be closing its doors by the end of the year or as soon as federal funds run out. The Greenville nonprofit opened in 2006 as a part-time clinic and became a full-time primary-care facility through grants as well as funds from various organizations. Andy Sanders, chairman of […] [...]

Agency closing 13 WIN Job Centers due to budget cuts

by Associated Press Published: May 30,2013

Tags: appropriation, closure, employee, employer, employment, federal government, funding, job, state agency, unemployment

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security says that six full-time and seven part-time WIN Job Centers will close June 21. Executive director Mark Henry says in a news release today that the centers in Iuka and Newton will be open part-time. The cuts are part of across-the-board federal budget reductions that went […] [...]

Education spending report adds to funding debate

by Associated Press Published: May 27,2013

Tags: appropriation, education, funding, public education, public school, school, state government, tax

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — At least once a year, Mississippi lawmakers have the same basic argument about education funding. One side says: You can’t fix public schools by throwing money at them. The other side retorts: How would anyone know? The state has never tried it. A new report from the Census Bureau provides fodder for […] [...]

In wake of bond issue failure, golf course fights to stay playable

by Associated Press Published: May 21,2013

Tags: appropriation, bond, funding, Golf, golf course, golfer, golfinmg, sports, state park, tourism, tourist, visitor

MCCOMB — The state parks director is optimistic his agency can come up with the money to restore bug-eaten greens at Quail Hollow Golf Course this summer, despite the failure of the Legislature to approve a parks bond issue. Ramie Ford spoke to some 60 golfers on the patio behind the Quail Hollow clubhouse at […] [...]

Board to ask lawmakers for additional $30M for 2015 budget

JACKSON — The College Board will seek roughly $30 million more in state money in the 2015 budget year. The board members voted today to ask the Legislature for the money for Mississippi’s eight public universities. Though the 2014 budget year doesn’t begin until July 1, state agencies begin planning requests for the following year […] [...]

Another community college raising its tuition next year

SUMMIT — The Southwest Mississippi Community College board of trustees has voted to raise tuition for the 2013-14 academic year. The move follows three other state community colleges’ recent decisions to raise tuition. “We haven’t raised tuition in three years. We felt like we needed a slight increase to maintain the quality in instruction,” SMCC […] [...]

Budget writer: Medicaid taking away from education funding

JACKSON — Funding for education is falling short because Medicaid is devouring a larger share of state money than it did a few years ago, a top Mississippi budget writer says in a letter to teachers and school administrators. House Appropriations Committee chairman Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, wrote that expanding Medicaid would create more uncertainty about […] [...]

Two more jucos announce fall tuition increase

by Associated Press Published: May 8,2013

Tags: appropriation, budget, college, community college, education, fees, funding, postsecondary education, tuition

BOONEVILLE and FULTON — Northeast Mississippi Community College and Itawamba Community College are raising their tuition fees for the fall semester. They join Copiah-Lincoln Community College, which earlier this week announced a tuition increase. Northeast President Johnny L. Allen said in a statement that the increase was the first since 2010. Allen said while the […] [...]

Community college raising tuition next fall

MCCOMB — Copiah-Lincoln Community College will increase tuition beginning with classes this fall. The Daily Leader reports the Copiah-Lincoln board approved the increases this past week in a $25 million budget. President Ronnie Nettles says fulltime tuition will increase $125 per semester to $1,100. Nettles says out of state fees are increasing from $900 to $1,000 […] [...]

Health officials trying to save jobs

JACKSON — Top officials at the Mississippi State Department of Health say they’re trying to prevent layoffs for 41 employees and 41 contract workers who were part of a program to help women with high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Mary Currier, the state health officer, said Friday that the social workers were told April 15 their jobs […] [...]

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