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Schools spend $14M less on textbooks than in 2008

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — School districts across Mississippi spent $14 million less on textbooks last year than they did three years ago. The Clarion-Ledger reports the state Department of Education spent $22 million on textbooks last year. That’s a decrease from the 2008-09 school year, when the reported textbook expenses total was $36 million. While amounts spent and any increase or ...

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Barbour to release state budget proposal today

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour today is releasing his state spending plan for the coming budget year. The Republican leaves office when his second term ends Jan. 10, nearly six months before fiscal 2013 begins on July 1. He will make recommendations that new lawmakers and incoming Republican Gov. Phil Bryant can use as they decide how to spend ...

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Barbour, lawmakers set FY2013 spending at $4.6B

Gov. Haley Barbour and key legislative leaders have decided the Legislature will have $4.6 billion to spend in fiscal 2013 that begins next July 1. As usually happens, the figure could change dramatically before lawmakers complete the 2012 session in May. It represents the first framework for the budget — an estimate of how much money will be available. The ...

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Economists expect to see lower economic growth figures

WASHINGTON — The already fragile economic recovery may be getting weaker. Economists expect the government to report today that economic growth slowed in the April-to-June quarter as consumers bought less, builders pulled back further and cash-hungry state and local governments cut spending. Wall Street analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters predict the economy expanded at a 2.5 percent pace in the ...

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Consumer confidence plummeted in June

NEW YORK — Americans, worried about jobs and the sluggish economic recovery, are losing confidence, causing a widely watched index to tumble in June and raising concerns about consumer spending in the critical months ahead. The Conference Board, a private research group based in New York, said yesterday that its Consumer Confidence Index dropped almost 10 points to 52.9, down ...

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