Posts Tagged ‘committee’

Committee expected to OK extra fee at UM, State

by Associated Press Published: November 15,2012

Tags: appropriation, board, budget, committee, construction, education, fee, higher education, public university, state government

OXFORD and STARKVILLE — Mississippi’s two largest universities are likely to win approval to impose a $50-a-semester fee on their students. Members of a College Board committee unanimously approved the proposals yesterday from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University. The full board is scheduled to vote on the fee today. Leaders of the […] [...]

Charter school opponent moved off Education Committee

JACKSON — The Republican speaker of the Mississippi House has shuffled committee assignments in a way that makes it easier to pass charter school legislation he supports. Speaker Philip Gunn recently moved Democrat Linda Whittington of Schlater off the Education Committee and made her vice chairwoman of the Tourism Committee. He gave Whittington’s seat on […] [...]

Committees extend deadline in search for university presidents

CLEVELAND and HATTIESBURG — The board search committees leading the searches for the next presidents of Delta State University and the University of Southern Mississippi have extended the best consideration deadlines for applications and nominations for the positions, according to the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). The best consideration deadline for the University of […] [...]

Gaming chair to hold hearing on proposals for lottery

by Associated Press Published: October 16,2012

Tags: bill, committee, gambling, gaming, hearing, law, lawmaker, legislation, legislative, legislator, Legislature, lottery, state government

JACKSON — The chairman of the House Gaming Committee says he will hold an initial fact-finding committee hearing sometime within the next three or four weeks to look at proposals for a state lottery in Mississippi. Rep. Richard Bennett, a Republican from Long Beach, tells the Clarion-Ledger many people have asked about a lottery and […] [...]

Post-merger committee formed to explore regionalism

GOLDEN TRIANGLE — In light of the recent partnership formed between the Columbus Lowndes Development LINK and the West Point Community Growth Alliance, representatives from all corners of the Golden Triangle are now exploring the possibility of a regional economic development organization. To formalize the development leadership of Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties into one […] [...]

Bryant unveils new ‘Mississippi Works’ committee

by Associated Press Published: April 13,2012

Tags: committee, economic development, employment, executive, governor, jobs, state government, work, workers

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant yesterday announced the creation of the “Mississippi Works” committee, a group tasked with spurring long-term economic development through new and established industries, from health care to energy. Bryant announced the initiative to a crowd of hundreds who gathered at the Jackson Convention Center for the 63rd annual meeting of the […] [...]

Committee again delays vote on charter school legislation

JACKSON — A Mississippi House committee has again delayed a vote on a charter school bill. It’s unclear whether Senate Bill 2401 can pass the House Education Committee, though it has been narrowed by amendments. Some Republicans and conservative Democrats on the 31-member panel continue to voice opposition. For example, Rep. Steve Massengill, a Hickory […] [...]

House committee narrowly approves charter school bill

JACKSON — In a close vote, the House Education Committee approved a plan yesterday to expand charter schools in Mississippi. Committee members voted 14-12 for the bill. A number of Republicans voted “no,” even though the measure is a top priority of their party’s leadership. That could signal trouble in a House where the GOP […] [...]

Senate committee approves teacher debit card legislation

JACKSON — School teachers would get debit cards to buy classroom supplies under a money-saving measure moving forward in the state Senate. A bill approved yesterday by the Senate Education Committee mandates that districts use debit cards for employees’ travel and classroom supply purchases. It also calls for districts to pay employees only once a […] [...]

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