Posts Tagged ‘Barbour’

Barbour wants EPA plan stopped

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has joined a bipartisan group of governors in asking Congress to stop a plan giving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the authority to regulate greenhouse gases, a move that would potentially harm the competitiveness of the nation’s economy, he said. In a letter to Congressional leaders, 20 governors expressed concern over […] [...]

Budget plan headed to Barbour’s desk

by Published: March 4,2010

Tags: Barbour, Legislature, state budget

JACKSON — The Mississippi Legislature on Wednesday approved a plan to restore about one-fifth of the money Gov. Haley Barbour had cut from the current state budget. The plan passed the Senate 47-0 and the House 115-2. Barbour is expected to sign it into law. “I hope this closes the books on FY 2010. It’s […] [...]

District gets emergency declaration

by Published: February 25,2010

Tags: Barbour, education

OKOLONA — Gov. Haley Barbour has declared a state of emergency exists in the Okolona Municipal Separate School District, authorizing the state Department of Education to take immediate corrective action. “After reviewing documentation provided by the state Department of Education, I am convinced that existing conditions in the Okolona Municipal Separate School District jeopardize the […] [...]

Barbour vetoes budget bill

by Published: February 25,2010

Tags: Barbour, Legislature, recession, state budget, state government

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are working on another plan to plug some holes in the state budget after Gov. Haley Barbour followed through with his promise to strike down their original proposal. Barbour vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have restored more than one-fifth of the $458.5 million in cuts he has made since the […] [...]

Barbour: Create jobs, be careful with spending

by Published: January 19,2010

Tags: Barbour, economy, Legislature, Mississippi, recession

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour used his State of the State address Monday night to promote job creation and to urge lawmakers to be cautious with state spending. Though the 36-minute speech contained few surprises and or new policy initiatives, the Republican governor did elicit a few gasps in the House chamber when he […] [...]

Barbour cuts more than $200 million from state’s budget

by Published: December 21,2009

Tags: Barbour, budget, Joint Legislative Budget Committee

One of the biggest storylines in state politics in 2009 is likely to be at or near the top of the list in 2010. State revenues have failed for 15 consecutive months to meet estimates. The budget for fiscal year 2010 has already been cut twice and it is a guarantee it will have to […] [...]

University Merger Plan

by Published: November 23,2009

Tags: Barbour, budger, university merger

‘I’m not the first person who ever thought of combining the W with Mississippi State’ Barbour’s plan to reduce state universities to 5 meets expected challenges During Gov. Haley Barbour’s press conference last week in which he unveiled his budget recommendation for fiscal year 2011 a reporter asked him how he came to the conclusion […] [...]

Barbour offers realism, optimism

by Published: October 26,2009

Tags: Barbour, HOBNOB, special session

Governor gives bleak outlook, announces special session for new industry in Delta   Despite the bleak economic picture, statewide elected officials at the Mississippi Economic Council’s Hobnob event Oct. 21 were determined to “hitch up their britches” and move ahead. Gov. Haley Barbour was not shy about his worries that economic state recovery would be […] [...]

Barbour: State can’t handle more burden

by Published: September 21,2009

Tags: Barbour, Congress, healthcare

Mississippi not expected to be particularly supportive of health measures before congress By CLAY CHANDLER I STAFF WRITER A lot happened last week with the healthcare reform package President Obama has been pushing virtually from the day he announced his candidacy for the White House. After the chaos that ensued from Obama’s speech to […] [...]

Barbour announces cuts of more than $170 million

by Published: September 3,2009

Tags: Barbour, budget shortfall, republican, state budget, taxes

The Mississippi Legislature spent six months arguing, posturing and ultimately preparing the state’s budget for fiscal year 2010. In 60 days, much like a new BlackBerry, the budget became outdated. Gov. Haley Barbour announced Thursday afternoon that he is cutting $171.9 million from the nearly $5 billion spending plan because of a shortage in tax […] [...]

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