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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — Corporate tax collections peaked in Mississippi in fiscal year 2015 at $714.1 million, just as overall tax collections peaked for the state during the... [Read More]
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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — New Jersey-based EdBuild, hired by the legislative leadership to make recommendations on rewriting Mississippi's school funding formula, will unveil its plan Monday. The much... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant announced $50.9 million in cuts to state agencies Thursday – his fourth round of cuts in the past calendar year. The... [Read More]
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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, has placed on the fast track legislation attempting to prevent political candidates from using campaign finance funds for personal use.... [Read More]
The legislature creates a new agency and before there is time for the furniture to be broken in and the freshly painted walls to dry there are a cries the agency needs additional... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — David Dzielak, executive director of the Mississippi Division of Medicaid, had a simple response when asked by legislators Tuesday what the contributing factors were... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — Any rewrite of the state's school funding formula during the ongoing 2017 legislative session most likely will be phased in over multiple years, Republican... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Presumably at some point before Jan. 16, legislation will be introduced providing the details of the proposed rewrite of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program,... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – More than one-fourth of the students who received special education vouchers of $6,500 per year to pursue private education options have opted to return... [Read More]
Oh the irony is rich that the sanctity and celebration of the holiday season is followed by the onset of the Mississippi legislative session. We have this wonderful season that represents hope, a... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, told House members Tuesday — the opening of the annual session — they are privileged to be serving during Mississippi's... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — Issues surrounding school superintendents highlighted Tuesday — the opening day of the 2017 session of the Mississippi Legislature. The House Education Committee passed "a... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislators, stinging from criticism they received during the 2016 session for their inability to pass campaign finance reform, no doubt will place a priority... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — Bills will be filed for the upcoming legislative session ranging the gamut from expanding Medicaid, to further limiting abortions in the state to expanding... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — Perhaps the one issue that everyone can agree on is the need for a comprehensive plan to improve the state's infrastructure — highways, roads... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — More than likely, the 2017 legislative session will begin Jan. 3 with the fate of "the demon chipmunk" not known. The demon chipmunk is... [Read More]
BY BOBBY HARRISON DAILY JOURNAL JACKSON BUREAU JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt.Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn all are in agreement that only 98 percent of the state's projected revenue... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — The Mississippi Highway Patrol, tasked with patrolling more than 8,100 miles of state and federal highways across Mississippi, is currently operating at 170 troopers... [Read More]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A temporary agreement has been reached to ensure people covered through United Healthcare can continue to receive medical care at Tupelo-based North Mississippi Health... [Read More]
Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first Treasury secretary, credited with playing a key role in developing the American financial system before being killed in a dual with Vice President Aaron Burr, has been in... [Read More]
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