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Fitch Eyes Possible Overhaul of MPACT

Posted: 09/19/2012 - State Treasurer Lynn Fitch has told lawmakers that she suspended the state's prepaid college tuition program because it is struggling financially and an audit will show whether it needs to be overhauled or scrapped.

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Referendum Passes in Alabama

Updated: 09/18/2012 - Alabama voters decided by a 2-to-1 margin Tuesday to support the withdrawal of $437 million from a state trust fund to help balance the General Fund budget for the next three years.

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Fund Could Clean Up Problem

Updated: 09/13/2012 - The Meridian City Council is expected to allocate an additional $100,000 in its next budget for special projects.

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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: 09/11/2012 - 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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