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Two more public universities cut out-of-state tuition

LORMAN and COLUMBUS — Two more Mississippi public universities will offer tuition breaks to some out-of-state students. Alcorn State University and the Mississippi University for Women won approval from the College Board yesterday to waive higher charges for non-Mississippi residents. They join Jackson State University, which got permission for a waiver in June. The Legislature passed a law this year ...

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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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County sets public hearing to discuss proposed budget

HERNANDO — The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors has set Sept. 4 for a public hearing on the proposed fiscal 2013 $102 million county budget. The proposal calls for a 3 percent raise for county employees and no millage rate increase. The Commercial Appeal reports supervisors discussed the proposed budget during a lengthy meeting that was a continuation of a ...

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Mayor's plan won't raise taxes, but increases spending

JACKSON — Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr.’s proposed budget won’t raise taxes or utility rates on residents in 2013, but promises a 50 percent increase in spending on projects that target the city’s crumbling infrastructure. If the Jackson City Council adopts the mayor’s recommendation, The Clarion-Ledger reports there will be no raises for city employees this year At the same ...

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Public schools to ask for $320M increase to 2014 budget

JACKSON — Mississippi’s public school system will seek an additional $320 million for the 2014 budget year, according to figures released yesterday. Each year, the state Board of Education must compute the amount called for under the state’s kindergarten through grade 12 funding formula, called the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Under the 1997 law that created MAEP, that’s the amount ...

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Auditor tells Coast city leaders to stay out of reserves

OCEAN SPRINGS — Auditors have told Ocean Springs to avoid — if they can — dipping in cash reserves in preparing a new city budget. City leaders borrowed $1.7 million from the city’s reserves last year, leaving $822,000. Auditors told the board of aldermen that good financial practices recommend a reserves balance of $2.7 million based on the city’s budget ...

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