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Medicaid Expansion Part of Budget Discussions

Posted: 09/12/2012 - With state budget hearings set to get underway next week, one expected part of the financial conversation will be the debate over whether to expand the state's Medicaid program.

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Siegelman Back in Prison

Posted: 09/12/2012 - Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is once again in federal prison after losing his appeal on bribery and corruption charges.

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Paving Projects Underway

Updated: 09/12/2012 - Meridian Public Works has begun a major paving project in the city.

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Council Says No New Taxes

Updated: 09/12/2012 - The latest version of the Meridian City Council's proposal for next year's budget does not include a tax increase.

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Decision Delayed on 4th District Candidate

Posted: 09/11/2012 - State election commissioners have delayed a decision on whether to let Democrats replace their nominee in south Mississippi's 4th Congressional District.

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Budget Projection Still Tight

Updated: 09/10/2012 - When work on the next state budget begins in late September, leaders will still face monetary constraints.

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Revenue Still Showing Gain after Two Months

Posted: 09/07/2012 - Mississippi officials say an accounting glitch prevented state revenue collections from matching the revenue estimate for the month of August.

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Child Care Operators Oppose Scanning

Posted: 09/05/2012 - Child care operators are complaining about Mississippi's plan to install fingerprint scanners to check in and out children who benefit from federally-subsidized vouchers.

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York Sued by ADEM

Updated: 09/05/2012 - The city of York, Ala., is being sued by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

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Budget Hearings Set for Mid-September

Posted: 09/05/2012 - Mississippi's Joint Legislative Budget Committee meets Sept. 17-20 to hear spending requests from state agency directors.

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Council Pursues Contract Penalties

Updated: 09/04/2012 - The Meridian City Council is looking to recoup some of the cost overruns in the city hall renovation project.

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School Taxes Going Up

Updated: 09/04/2012 - Lauderdale County Schools are requesting $600,000 more than this year, and taxes must go up to meet the need.

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Hosemann Studying Texas Voter ID Case

Posted: 08/31/2012 - The Mississippi secretary of state's office is studying a court ruling that struck down the Texas voter identification law before determining if it will have any impact on Mississippi.

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National Guard Remains on Duty

Posted: 08/29/2012 - The Mississippi National Guard continues its support of hurricane operations on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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