Posts Tagged ‘budget cuts’

City trims personnel expenses, but mayor wants deeper cuts

VICKSBURG — Projected personnel expenses in the city of Vicksburg will be reduced by about 3 percent for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 but are still too high for Mayor George Flaggs Jr., who wants to lower employee costs more. The Vicksburg Post reports that a public hearing on the budget is 7 […] [...]

Coast city must make cuts; facing multi-million-dollar deficit

GULFPORT — Gulfport city officials are being told they are going to have to make millions of dollars in spending cuts. Gulfport is on track to end this fiscal year with a $1 million deficit that could climb to $4 million in 2013, finance director Mike Necaise said. The problems include revenue shortfalls and increased […] [...]

Air Force’s proposed budget means job losses at Keesler, Key

by Associated Press Published: March 8,2012

Tags: budget, budget cuts, budget proposal, defensne, employment, federal government, jobs, military, unemployment

BILOXI and MERIDIAN — The Air Force’s latest budget proposal would eliminate the 917th Fighter Group, a unit of 409 part-time reservists and 171 full-time technicians, at Barksdale Air Force Base. The cuts would take effect by the end of next year on the unit’s 50th anniversary. The Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse is […] [...]

AP analysis shows schools’ reserves, impact of proposed cuts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Phil Bryant wants to cut funding to local public schools in grades kindergarten through 12 by 3.7 percent, an amount equal to almost $150 per student. He wants the districts to make up the reductions by tapping their reserve savings. The state’s 152 districts had more than $450 million in the […] [...]

Ingalls could lose two cutters to federal budget cuts

PASCAGOULA — The U.S. Coast Guard will not get the last two of eight planned national security cutters, under President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget request. The two cutters were not included in the Coast Guard’s five-year capital investment plan, The Mississippi Press reported. The capital investment plan outlines acquisition priorities under the limits set by […] [...]

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Mississippi State merges two more units

by For the MBJ Published: June 15,2011

Tags: budget, budget cuts, education, entreneurs, higher education, mergers

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University’s Entrepreneurship Center and Office of Technology Commercialization now are merged in a move designed to enhance the university’s relationships with business and industry. The new Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer continues efforts to boost efficiency and the land-grant institution’s efforts to capture, protect, manage and accelerate the commercialization of […] [...]

Delta Council joins letter to President about deficit reductions

by For the MBJ Published: June 15,2011

Tags: agriculture, budget cuts, deficit, economic development, farmers, federal budget, federal government

STONEVILLE — Delta Council was a co-signer, along with other national and regional commodity organizations, on a letter to President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, and Speaker of the House Boehner expressing strong opposition to any deficit reduction package that would disproportionately impact American agriculture and rural communities. “We are deeply concerned about any requirements that […] [...]

PRCC board decides to not raise tuition

by Associated Press Published: June 15,2011

Tags: budget, budget cuts, education, higher education, tuition

POPLARVILLE — The Board of Trustees has approved a $32.4 million budget that does not raise tuition for students at Pearl River Community College. Full-time, in-state students at PRCC will continue to pay $1,000 per semester in tuition. PRCC raised tuition in 2008 and 2010. The Hattiesburg American reports fall semester enrollment in 2010 set […] [...]

Corps: Budget cuts to affect management of lakes

by For the MBJ Published: June 13,2011

Tags: budget cuts, federal government, lakes, maintenance, state parks, tourism

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Budget cuts at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will mean a reduction in operations and maintenance services that will be provided to public visitors at Corps-operated recreational facilities at Arkabutla, Enid, Grenada and Sardis lakes in North Mississippi. Recreational areas will remain open to the maximum extent possible; however, services […] [...]

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