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College Board to ask lawmakers for 10-plus percent budget increase

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The College Board has voted to seek an additional $76.3 million in state funding for Mississippi’s eight public universities when the Legislature gathers next year to write the 2016 budget. That’s a 10.2 percent increase over the funding they will receive in the 2015 budget year. In the last two budgeting cycles, universities have asked for smaller ...

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Fitch suspends state's prepaid college tuition program

JACKSON — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch has told lawmakers that she suspended the state’s prepaid college tuition program because it is struggling financially and an audit will show whether it needs to be overhauled or scrapped, as many other states with similar programs have done. Fitch appeared yesterday before the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. Until the audit is completed, Fitch ...

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IHL trims budget priorities, approves 2010 budget

JACKSON — The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) has approved the FY 2010 system operating budget and revised its original FY 2011 budget priorities. In his first regular meeting as commissioner of higher education, Dr. Hank Bounds presented the revised budget recommendation, which the board approved in light of the state’s current economic situation ...

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