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State's education cuts some of the deepest in the nation

By Bobby Harrison for the Mississippi Business Journal Mississippi had the 10th deepest cuts nationally in education spending since the recession hit in 2008, according to a study by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. According to the study released last week, Mississippi is spending $648 less per pupil, adjusted for inflation, for the current fiscal year ...

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Air force base to feel impact of deep budget cut

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The commander at Keesler Air Force Base says the base will ground planes and reduce training to deal with a 20 percent reduction in its budget. That’s the effects of the federal spending reductions, known as sequestration. The Sun Herald reports  Gen. Brad Spacy, commander of the 81st Training Wing, told a group Tuesday that the ...

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Bryant's budget proposal calls for spending cuts, more rainy day money

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant proposed yesterday to cut state spending by $26 million to $5.49 billion in 2013 while also insisting on building $100 million in state reserves. The newly inaugurated Republican summarized his first budget as a “lot of cuts,” saying he won’t raise taxes and that state revenues have yet to recover from the recession. “I tell ...

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