Archive | January 4th, 2013

Ethics Commission chief expects agency to escape budget ax

January 4, 2013

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  Mississippi Ethics Commission Director Tom Hood says he has assurances that a Joint Legislative Budget Committee proposal to cut 18 percent from the tiny watchdog agency’s 2013 budget won’t be carried out. Hood attributed the proposed cut to the timing of the Budget Committee’s work. The committee directed state departments and agencies to provide […]

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Cochran as Ag Committee Ranking Member boosts hopes of Mississippi farmers

January 4, 2013

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Southern agriculture producers who argue new farm legislation needs more regional balance have notched a victory with selection of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi as Ranking Republican Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for the 113th Congress: Cochran, a member of the committee for more than three decades and chairman […]

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