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Mississippi lawmakers examine agencies’ travel expenses

Mississippi legislators are combing through state agencies’ travel reports to try to cut costs on events such as out-of-state conferences. Members of House and Senate budget groups met Monday with several officials, including Medicaid director David Dzielak and Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher. Many agencies require multiple levels of supervisors to approve travel expenses. Dzielak said he signs off on employees’ ...

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Scruggs offers to pay expenses for travel to trial

ABERDEEN — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs wants to attend a March 26 hearing in Mississippi on his effort to overturn his 2009 conviction in a judicial corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. And, Scruggs said he would pay his own travel expenses. The hearing will be held in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen. In ...

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Alderman: Board not liable to repay $170K

SOUTHAVEN — A Southaven alderman says that he and others on the seven-member board did not use Mayor Greg Davis’ personal or city-issued credit cards and should not be liable for more than $170,000 that the state Auditor’s Office has ordered Davis to repay within 30 days. Alderman Greg Guy tells The Commercial Appeal no aldermen ever had access to ...

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Auditor demands Southaven mayor repay $170K

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Auditor’s Office is demanding that fourth-term Southaven Mayor Greg Davis pay the city more than $170,000 for travel, stress counseling and other personal expenses billed to taxpayers. Davis told The Associated Press he’s not sure how he will pay. “To me, it’s an expensive but valuable lesson learned,” said Davis, 45. Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the ...

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PSC to look at public utilities' travel expenses

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has scheduled a hearing Sept. 8 in Jackson on a new rule that would limit the travel expenses that public utilities could charge to ratepayers. Specifically, the new rule, proposed by Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley, would limit any costs passed on to customers to only those which are at coach rate on ...

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MDOT changing policy on travel expanses

JACKSON — Top highway officials said they stopped letting the road-building industry pay for their trips to meetings at luxury hotels in tourist hot spots — a change lawmakers and the state’s top ethics official applaud. Taxpayers now pick up the tab for Southern District Transportation Commissioner Wayne Brown, Central Commissioner Dick Hall and Northern Commissioner Bill Minor to go ...

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