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State tax collections exceed forecast, but agencies still face budget cuts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi tax collections are up, but lawmakers say state agencies still might face budget cuts during the 2013 session. Because of a sluggish economy, Mississippi still hasn’t recovered from the Great Recession. Tax collections remain below where they were during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2008. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports for the first ...

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Senate weighing bill to disallow state agencies from advertising

JACKSON — A bill pending in the Mississippi Senate seeks to pull the plug on all state agencies’ ability to advertise. State Sen. Merle Flowers, a Republican from Southaven, tells WLBT-TV millions and millions of dollars are going advertising programs all over the state. The bill would prevent state agencies from using radio and television advertising to promote agency programs. ...

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House passes bill limiting Hood's power to hire private attorneys

JACKSON — Mississippi House Republicans are moving forward with efforts to limit the attorney general’s power to hire private attorneys to file lawsuits for the state. Attorney General Jim Hood is the only Democrat remaining in statewide elected office, and he opposes their efforts. A bill that passed the House Judiciary A Committee yesterday says any statewide elected official or ...

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MDEQ, DMR to administer oil spill-relief program

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) have been asked by Gov. Haley Barbour to administer the $25-million Mississippi British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon Response Block Grant Program on behalf of county and municipal governments in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties. This program will reimburse local governments for their ...

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