Posts Tagged ‘appropriations’

State tax collections exceed forecast, but agencies still face budget cuts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi tax collections are up, but lawmakers say state agencies still might face budget cuts during the 2013 session. Because of a sluggish economy, Mississippi still hasn’t recovered from the Great Recession. Tax collections remain below where they were during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2008. The Northeast Mississippi Daily […] [...]

City budgets $175K to finance proposed annexation

by Associated Press Published: May 17,2012

Tags: annex, annexation, appropriations, budget, finance, financing, municipal government, real estate, rtaxes, taxpayers

PASCAGOULA — An additional $175,000 will come out of the Pascagoula general fund this fiscal year to finance annexation. The Mississippi Press reports city leaders approved the budget amendment. The city’s plan to annex about 21 square miles east of the city got rolling in fall 2010, and has been a subject of debate ever […] [...]

Legislature completes work on $5.6B state budget

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have completed their part of the state budget process, passing a final batch of appropriations bills. The overall $5.6 billion budget is for fiscal 2013, which begins July 1. The House and Senate yesterday passed bills giving funds to the Mississippi Development Authority, the Department of Finance and Administration, and the […] [...]

Negotiators close to agreeing on $5.6B state budget

JACKSON — Negotiators at the Mississippi Capitol say they’re close to agreeing on a $5.6 billion state budget for the year that begins July 1. House and Senate leaders were trying to work out some final details at midday today, and they were hoping to file final budget proposals by this evening. That would be […] [...]

Cochran: Committee-approved funding should advance NASA’s missions

WASHINGTON — Funding outlined for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) by the Senate Appropriations Committee for the upcoming fiscal year should enable the space agency to advance its post-Space Shuttle missions, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says. Cochran is vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee that has approved the FY2013 Commerce, Justice […] [...]

Cochran questions Vilsack on progress of imported catfish inspections

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) yesterday again stressed to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack the importance to U.S. food safety and the economy of implementing a program to more thoroughly inspect imported catfish. Cochran addressed the issue at Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY2013 budget request for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). […] [...]

Gov. Bryant revises his proposed state budget

by Associated Press Published: March 28,2012

Tags: appropriations, budget, economy, executive, governor, recession, revenues, spending, state government, tax collections, taxes

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is revising his state budget for the year that begins July 1. In his new plan, released yesterday, the Republican no longer asks local school districts to dig into their own financial reserves to offset state funding cuts. Instead, he proposes giving elementary and secondary schools, community colleges and universities […] [...]

State Senate passes first version of budget bills

by Associated Press Published: March 27,2012

Tags: appropriations, bills, budget, law, lawmakers, legislative, legislators, state law

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate yesterday passed its first version of budget bills. Lawmakers still face several weeks of work as they decide how much money state programs will receive during the 2013 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The House passed its own first draft of budget bills last week. Each chamber proposes spending […] [...]

Cochran says NOAA funding recommendations lack emphasis on Gulf

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has expressed strong concerns about funding recommendations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its “lack of emphasis on the Gulf of Mexico.” At a hearing to review FY2013 budget requests for the Department of Commerce, Cochran challenged recommendations to terminate NOAA research programs […] [...]

House, Senate working on separate budget proposals

by Associated Press Published: March 26,2012

Tags: appropriations, bill, education, law, lawmakers, legislative, Legislature, state budget, state government, tax collections, taxes

JACKSON — The Mississippi House and Senate are working on separate budget proposals, and they would both slightly increase the funding for public schools in the coming year. There are some other differences in the ways the two chambers propose to pay for state government during the fiscal year that begins July 1. The Senate […] [...]

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