Posts Tagged ‘tax collections’

Reeves pessimistic on short-term economic recovery

JACKSON — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves yesterday said state revenue in fiscal year 2013 would not increase significantly, reflecting the financial difficulties Mississippi’s economy may experience in the next several fiscal years. “Economic recovery hasn’t hit Main Street, and Mississippi families and businesses continue to struggle,” Reeves said. “The economic outlook for the state reflects […] [...]

County supervisors wrestling with $1.4M deficit

by Published: January 9,2012

Tags: budget, county government, deficit, tax collections

MADISON COUNTY — Madison County supervisors are facing a projected $1.4 million deficit. The Clarion-Ledger reports the potential shortfall is not tied to the county’s general operating fund. President John Bell Crosby says the deficit is directly related to road projects in one form or another. The amount of the deficit is tied to what […] [...]

Colleges turning away nursing school applicants

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Amid a statewide nursing shortage, hundreds of qualified applicants for nursing degrees are not being admitted to programs in Mississippi because the colleges can’t meet the demand. The Clarion-Ledger reports community colleges face the most severe admissions limitations. At East Central Community College in Decatur, for example, 485 qualified applicants submitted bids […] [...]

City’s restaurant tax collections beat projections

STARKVILLE — Starkville’s 2011 restaurant tax revenues are ahead of the pace set in 2010, according to the city’s sales tax report. Mayor Parker Wiseman tells the Starkville Daily News the city expects to finish the year strong when November and December reports come in. Total restaurant tax revenues for 2011 through October add up […] [...]

Budget recommendations include school, university consolidations

JACKSON — Republican Gov. Haley Barbour calls for reducing the number of school districts and merging some universities, reviving many of his past recommendations in his final Mississippi budget proposal. He also suggests spending the $97.4 million remaining in a healthcare trust fund that was created before he took office. Barbour released his nearly $5.5 […] [...]

Barbour to release state budget proposal today

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour today is releasing his state spending plan for the coming budget year. The Republican leaves office when his second term ends Jan. 10, nearly six months before fiscal 2013 begins on July 1. He will make recommendations that new lawmakers and incoming Republican Gov. Phil Bryant can use as […] [...]

Barbour: Budget process should be transparent

BILOXI — Republican Gov. Haley Barbour says Mississippi needs to be honest and transparent in its budget process. The Mississippi Press reports Barbour discussed the budget process yesterday before an audience of about 50 in Biloxi. It was the final of three farewell speeches for the two-term governor, who leaves office Jan. 10. Yesterday, Barbour […] [...]

State’s November revenue collections miss projection

by Published: December 2,2011

Tags: state budget, state government, tax collections, taxes

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Gov. Haley Barbour issued the following statement on revenue collections in Mississippi last month: “The monthly report from the Department of Revenue shows that Mississippi’s November revenue collections are below the estimate by 1.5 percent, or almost $4.9 million less than anticipated. “Our national economy continues to be sluggish. The state’s economy […] [...]

City sees increase in sales tax collections

NATCHEZ — Sales tax collections for October in Natchez were up approximately 6 percent from last year. The city collected approximately $419,000 in October this year, up $26,000 from the approximately $393,000 the city collected during October 2010. Sales tax numbers are reported two months after the fact. The October revenue reflects sales tax collected […] [...]

Barbour, lawmakers set FY2013 spending at $4.6B

Gov. Haley Barbour and key legislative leaders have decided the Legislature will have $4.6 billion to spend in fiscal 2013 that begins next July 1. As usually happens, the figure could change dramatically before lawmakers complete the 2012 session in May. It represents the first framework for the budget — an estimate of how much […] [...]

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