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House gives Bryant authority to use reserves

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal House Democrats and Republicans had differing goals Wednesday – the second day of a special session where ultimately legislators agreed to give Gov. Phil Bryant additional authority to tap into state reserves to plug budget holes. House Democrats also sought to deal with anticipated problems facing the budget for the next fiscal year. House Republicans ...

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IT’S OVER — Mississippi Legislature adjourns 2016 session

The Mississippi Legislature has concluded its 2016 session. The House of Representatives adjourned for a final time Thursday after meeting briefly and disposing of a procedural block on one bill. That measure allows people in designated districts in certain places to carry alcoholic beverages outside the location it was served. In the first session of a four-year term, Republicans gained ...

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Fate of state tax cuts in conference committee hands

By TED CARTER Whatever chance a tax cut for either Mississippi’s businesses or individuals has this legislative session will be decided by a six-member conference committee appointed by House and Senate leaders. Adding to the difficulties of choices before the conference is a growing tax collections shortfall that represents collections that fell approximately $20 million below projections for each month since ...

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Bill would computerize Medicaid records, audit recipients

The Mississippi Senate passed a narrower version of a bill Monday that would require an electronic records system for Medicaid and a regular audit of Medicaid recipients. House Bill 1116 would hire an outside company to build a computerized record of Medicaid recipients’ information. The Senate version, approved Monday by a committee, requires that Medicaid officials periodically verify recipients’ financial ...

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Mississippi Senate advances bill for elected superintendents

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to eliminate the election of school superintendents — an issue that has been debated for many years. The Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would let 55 elected superintendents serve the four years of their current term. After that, the local school boards would hire each district’s top administrator. The ...

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Speaker taps others in GOP to lead most Miss. House panels

JACKSON — The Republican speaker of the Mississippi House is keeping the same leaders for most of the top committees this four-year term. Speaker Philip Gunn announced committee members and chairmen Friday. Republicans remain in charge of money committees — Herb Frierson of Poplarville on Appropriations and Jeff Smith of Columbus on Ways and Means. John Moore remains Education chairman, ...

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