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Barbour cuts more than $200 million from state’s budget

One of the biggest storylines in state politics in 2009 is likely to be at or near the top of the list in 2010. State revenues have failed for 15 consecutive months to meet estimates. The budget for fiscal year 2010 has already been cut twice and it is a guarantee it will have to be slashed again before the ...

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University Merger Plan

‘I’m not the first person who ever thought of combining the W with Mississippi State’ Barbour’s plan to reduce state universities to 5 meets expected challenges During Gov. Haley Barbour’s press conference last week in which he unveiled his budget recommendation for fiscal year 2011 a reporter asked him how he came to the conclusion that merging some of the ...

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Barbour offers realism, optimism

Governor gives bleak outlook, announces special session for new industry in Delta   Despite the bleak economic picture, statewide elected officials at the Mississippi Economic Council’s Hobnob event Oct. 21 were determined to “hitch up their britches” and move ahead. Gov. Haley Barbour was not shy about his worries that economic state recovery would be slow. Tax revenues are not ...

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Barbour: State can’t handle more burden

Mississippi not expected to be particularly supportive of health measures before congress By CLAY CHANDLER I STAFF WRITER clay.chandler@msbusiness.com A lot happened last week with the healthcare reform package President Obama has been pushing virtually from the day he announced his candidacy for the White House. After the chaos that ensued from Obama’s speech to a joining session of Congress, ...

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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 In 60 days, much like a new BlackBerry, the budget became outdated.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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Lawmakers at impasse on state’s ’09 budget

Medicaid and hospital tax are sticking points for Democrats and GOP Budget negotiators signaled last week that progress had been made toward an agreement on the state’s roughly $5-billion budget for fiscal year 2010, which begins in one month. As of late Thursday afternoon, though, no accord had been struck, as most lawmakers not involved in the negotiations sat idly ...

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