Special Session Continues: No Budget Yet

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour on Monday expanded lawmakers' agenda for a special session, allowing them to consider budget bills for big-ticket items such as public schools and prisons.
Lawmakers are scrambling to finish the $6 billion budget before the state fiscal year begins Wednesday.
When the special session started Sunday, Barbour initially allowed lawmakers to consider only special fund agencies, which get their money from fees or specific taxes.
The expansion on Monday allows lawmakers to consider most parts of the general fund, the largest part of the budget.

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  • by Nance Location: Meridian on Jul 1, 2009 at 05:32 AM
    A Mississippi Lottery could go a long way in helping fund Medicaid.
  • by wanda Location: meridian on Jun 30, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    if there no money for raises and schools and medicare medcaid how is there money to pay for the specials meetings that congress calls for each and every year. as a state empolyee we are granted a raise about every five years yet congress gets millions for dollare for not doing thier jobs in a timely matter.
  • by Cindy Location: Meridian on Jun 30, 2009 at 04:52 AM
    I feel our Governor tries to fight everything that is beneficial for us especially funding Medicaid
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