Posts Tagged ‘spending’

Lawsuit challenging city’s spending headed to Supreme Court

STARKVILLE — A lawsuit challenging how the city of Starkville is paying for infrastructure improvements is making its way to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Starkville Daily News reports local resident William McGovern has appealed a chancellor’s ruling in favor of Starkville’s municipal facility construction plan to the Supreme Court. Chancellor Jim Davidson threw out […] [...]

The fiscal debacle: Government working as was truly intended?

Is the fiscal cliff scenario a failure of our system of government or government functioning as intended? One need not venture far these days to hear a fairly common assessment of the current state of affairs pertaining to government in the nation’s capital. Usually, references are made to a totally broken governing mechanism. Furthermore, the […] [...]

Congressional delegation splits over fiscal cliff

by Associated Press Published: January 2,2013

Tags: appropriation, budget, federal government, fiscal cliff, lawmaker, legislative, party, political, politican, Politics, spending, vote

WASHINGTON — All three Republicans in Mississippi’s House delegation voted against legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff, while the state’s only Democrat representative voted for it. Republican U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper, Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo cast no votes, while Democrat Bennie Thompson voted for the legislation that passed 257-167. Nunnelee said in a statement […] [...]

Lawmakers primarily focused on cost of expanding Medicaid

JACKSON — Cost is the primary concern for Mississippi lawmakers faced with a decision on whether to expand the state Medicaid program with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The Clarion-Ledger reports lawmakers discussed the matter during a joint committee meeting of the Public Health and Welfare and the Insurance committees. After the three-hour […] [...]

Leaders call $5B revenue estimate ‘conservative’

by Associated Press Published: November 13,2012

Tags: appropriation, budget, fund, funding, government, Politics, revenue, spending, state, tax, tax collection

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and top lawmakers say they’ve set a conservative estimate that the state can spend about $5 billion in the coming year. Bryant met yesterday with the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. They agreed on a 1.4 percent increase in the revenue estimate for the current year, which ends June 30. The […] [...]

House speaker wraps up statewide ‘ideas’ tour

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — House Speaker Philip Gunn says education is a recurring theme at the town meetings he held across Mississippi last week. He says comments and ideas have varied. Gunn, a Republican from Clinton, wrapped up his “ideas” tour in Brookhaven. He made earlier stops in Jackson, Greenwood, Hernando, Tupelo, Columbus, Meridian, Hattiesburg and […] [...]

Economist: State shouldn’t expect big boost from Isaac

by Associated Press Published: September 10,2012

Tags: budget, economist, economy, evacuation, evacuee, hurricane, natural disaster, retail, spending, state government, tropical, Weather

JACKSON — State economist Darrin Webb says he does not expect Mississippi to see a surge in tax collections after Hurricane Isaac the way it did after Hurricane Katrina. “My thinking is that while in theory there may be some slight uptick in revenues as a result of Isaac, it will be inconsequential,” Webb told […] [...]

Mayor’s plan won’t raise taxes, but increases spending

by Associated Press Published: August 10,2012

Tags: appropriation, budget, city, mayor, municipal government, municipality, proposed, spending, tax, tax collection, taxpayer

JACKSON — Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr.’s proposed budget won’t raise taxes or utility rates on residents in 2013, but promises a 50 percent increase in spending on projects that target the city’s crumbling infrastructure. If the Jackson City Council adopts the mayor’s recommendation, The Clarion-Ledger reports there will be no raises for city employees […] [...]

Supervisors approve pre-audit spending freeze

by Associated Press Published: June 12,2012

Tags: appriations, audit, board of supervisors, county government, funding, funds, spending, spending freeze, supervisors

ADAMS COUNTY — The Adams County Board of Supervisors has agreed to implement a non-necessity spending freeze for all county departments effective July 1. But the board members were quick to emphasize that it wasn’t because the county is operating in a hole. Instead, president Darryl Grennell tells The Natchez Democrat it was to ensure […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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