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Long Road Ahead for FY 2015 Budget

Updated: 09/23/2013 - Now that budget hearings are over, Mississippi lawmakers face a long process of deciding how to spend tax dollars for Fiscal 2015, which begins July 1.

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Alabama Seeks to Enforce Payday Loan Limits

Posted: 09/19/2013 - Alabama's Banking Department plans to start a database of payday loans to make sure lenders don't issue more of the loans than state law allows.

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Call Made to 'Fully Fund' Education Budget

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Education officials are making their legally-mandated push to support Mississippi's school funding formula, but it's not clear they'll be any more successful in 2015 than in other recent years.

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PEER Report Says Port Jobs May Lag Until 2035

Posted: 09/13/2013 - A legislative watchdog report warns that Mississippi's state-owned Port of Gulfport may not meet a goal of creating 1,300 jobs from its Hurricane Katrina recovery program until 2035.

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Appeals Court Sides with Lee County Sheriff

Posted: 09/13/2013 - A federal appeals court has sided with a Mississippi sheriff in a lawsuit in which a former corrections officer said the department infringed on her religious beliefs.

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$872 Million in Katrina Money Still Unspent

Updated: 09/12/2013 - Eight years after Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast, Mississippi still hasn't spent almost $1 billion in federal money dedicated to recovery from the storm.

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Mississippi Gets Labor Department Grant

Posted: 09/11/2013 - The state of Mississippi is receiving of $356,271 from the U.S. Department of Labor to help unemployed residents start their own businesses.

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Facebook Groups Focus on Meridian Crime

Updated: 09/10/2013 - Some Meridian residents who have been upset with the scarce information police have been releasing about crimes committed have taken it upon themselves to get that information out to the public.

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