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Mosley: Government workers' pay lags surrounding states

JACKSON — Mississippi government employees make an average of $9,108 less than their counterparts in the surrounding states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee, said the Mississippi State Personnel Board director. Deanna Mosley told lawmakers that for the budget year that ended June 30, the average in Mississippi was $34,506. The four states’ average for equivalent jobs during that time ...

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Council adopts new formula to set employees' salaries

PASCAGOULA — The Pascagoula City Council has approved a new approach to determine the salaries for city employees to go into effect in 2013. The Sun Herald reports the new plan will base salary off of the jobs’ values rather than the people fulfilling those positions. In a study that compared Pascagoula’s city employees’ salaries to those of other local, ...

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Can governor's teacher-pay plan depend on supplemental salaries?

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — If Gov. Phil Bryant depends on supplemental salaries paid by local school boards to finance his performance pay plan for teachers, it will vary widely from district to district. The supplemental pay local school districts provide teachers — on top of their standardized state salaries — ranges from a high of $7,575 annually for a teacher with ...

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Lawmakers urging SEC to appeal decision over Stanford victims' compensation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting a legal appeal to try to overturn a federal court ruling that would deny compensation to victims of the multi-billion fraud perpetrated by the Stanford Financial Group. Cochran is one of 14 senators who have signed a letter encouraging Mary Schapiro, chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to promptly ...

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MDA director's salary bill passes; sent to governor's desk

JACKSON — Private donors could again boost the salary of Mississippi’s state economic development director, under a plan that House members sent to Gov. Phil Bryant today. The House agreed to changes that the Senate made in House Bill 1349, allowing donations to increase pay to the chief of the Mississippi Development Authority. Right now, law caps the salary at ...

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Senate bill allows MDA chief to be paid with private-sector funds

JACKSON — The Senate has passed a bill to allow the director of the Mississippi Development Authority to be paid with money raised from private entities. The bill does not cap the MDA director’s salary. If the salary exceeds 150 percent of the governor’s salary, only the portion below that amount would be paid with state money. The MDA director ...

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Lawmakers approve legislation increasing salaries of judges, prosecutors

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate yesterday gave final approval to a bill that would increase the salaries of judges and prosecutors. The measure would increase the salaries incrementally over four years. Money for the judges’ raises would come from increasing filing fees in civil and appellate courts. Raises for district attorneys and assistant district attorneys would come from fee increases ...

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TVA top managers make more than members of Congress

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Top managers at the Tennessee Valley Authority now make more than members of Congress, who are paid $174,000 annually. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports TVA is paying out nearly $30 million a year more for 155 of its top leaders since Congress removed salary limits at the federal utility in 2004. Former TVA chairman Craven Crowell ...

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House approves legislation to give judges, prosecutors higher salaries

JACKSON — Judges and prosecutors would get pay raises over four years, under a plan the Mississippi House passed yesterday. Mississippi’s circuit and chancery judges currently make $104,000 a year. The bill would increase their pay in four annual steps to $136,000 a year by 2016. Pay would also increase for district attorneys, appellate judges and county court judges. Salaries ...

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