Posts Tagged ‘Phillip Gunn’

House, Senate agree to teacher pay-raise plan

JACKSON — A teacher pay-raise plan calls for Mississippi public school teachers to get two across-the-board pay raises worth $2,500 and then be eligible for merit payments in 2016-2017. House and Senate negotiators agreed to the plan yesterday. The full House and Senate must still both pass House Bill 504 and send it to Republican […] [...]

DPS asks lawmakers for more money; education funding in question

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is seeking 45 percent more money from the state general fund for the coming year, a far-larger increase than any other agency has requested during this week’s state budget hearings. “That’s just not realistic to me,” Sen. Terry Brown told Public Safety Commissioner Albert Santa Cruz during […] [...]

Ex-mayor Aultman named to Board of Education

by Associated Press Published: August 26,2013

Tags: Board of Education, education, mayor, Phillip Gunn, politician, public education, public school, Rosemary Aultman

CLINTON — Former Clinton Mayor Rosemary Aultman has been appointed to the state Board of Education. House Speaker Philip Gunn announced his appointment Monday. He said Aultman will serve as his recess appointment to the board through Dec. 31. Aultman served as mayor in Clinton for 20 years. Gunn says he worked with Aultman while […] [...]

Ricky Nobile- March 22, 2013

by Ricky Nobile Published: March 22,2013

Tags: Medicaid funding, Mississippi State Legislature, Phillip Gunn, Tate Reeves

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The shared fortunes of the Capital City and its suburbs

by For the MBJ Published: March 1,2013

Tags: David Blount, Department of Revenue, Landmark Center, Phillip Gunn

Since 2011, a fight has been brewing in the state capitol over where the Department of Revenue (DOR) and its 500-plus workers are going to relocate. In one corner is Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, and in the other is Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, R-Clinton. Sen. Blount represents those who want to house the […] [...]

CRAWFORD: Going RINO hunting

by Bill Crawford Published: February 22,2013

Tags: Department of Revenue, Phillip Gunn, republicans

Republicans coined the term “RINO” (Republicans in Name Only) to denigrate other Republicans who didn’t toe the conservative line These days, I’m having trouble seeing the line. Thought it had to do with cutting the cost and size of government, reducing public and corporate welfare, and such. Must be a different line, though, with top […] [...]

Legislature divided over Department of Revenue destination

Whiplash could be a consequence of watching recent action in the Legislature to determine the next home of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. The day before a bill to put the DOR headquarters in downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center via a purchase passed the Senate on a 48-2 vote, House Speaker Philip Gunn successfully pushed a […] [...]

January 18, 2013- Ricky Nobile

by Ricky Nobile Published: January 18,2013

Tags: Chris Epps, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Phillip Gunn

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