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Errors, miscalculation lead to $1.5M budget shortfall

GAUTIER — After learning this week that Gautier will face a significant shortfall over the next several months, city leaders say tax increases will not be part of the solution. Interim city clerk Teresa Montgomery projected that the city can go into fiscal year 2013 with $493,200 in the general fund if money is transferred from other funds. But she ...

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DHS furloughing employees to cut costs

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Human Services (DHS) says it will furlough its employees one day next month because of the budget shortfall. The agency’s executive director, Don Thompson, said March 18 that most DHS offices will be closed April 2, which is the Friday before Easter. Oakley Training School will remain open. Thompson says additional unpaid days off ...

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Barbour announces cuts of more than $170 million

The Mississippi Legislature spent six months arguing, posturing and ultimately preparing the state’s budget for fiscal year 2010. In 60 days, much like a new BlackBerry, the budget became outdated. Gov. Haley Barbour announced Thursday afternoon that he is cutting $171.9 million from the nearly $5 billion spending plan because of a shortage in tax revenue for the first two ...

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