Report: Fund charter school board in regular budget process

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Mississippi budget writers slightly bump up revenue estimate

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JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s top elected officials say the outlook for state tax collections is improving, despite a dip during the first months of the current budget year. Budget […]

Council members grill administration over budget

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By Othor Cain Contributing Writer It took less than 30 minutes for some Jackson City Council members to determine that they had had enough excuses as to why they haven’t […]

Obama proposing $478 billion public works program in budget

February 1, 2015 in Business, News

By JIM KUHNHENN and MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON (AP) — The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an ambitious $478 […]

JPS takes next step to ensure its budget is met

September 27, 2012 in Education, News, Top Stories

District files an appeal against city

By Othor Cain

Managing Editor

The Jackson Public School District lived up to its assertion that it would take legal action against the city of Jackson in an effort to ensure its budget is properly met.

The district had 10 days after the city council voted and passed a measure that would give a tax increase of 2.5 mills, which essentially gave the school district $86 million. The district submitted a budget of $88 million that would have required a 5 mills assessment to tax payers. That measure was voted down by the majority of the city council.

The lone standing council member that supported assessing the taxpayers of Jackson the required millage that would have given the school district its recommended budget was Ward 3 councilwoman Larita Cooper-Stokes.

Sheriff’s budget restored after special meeting and rescinding votes

September 13, 2012 in News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Staff Writer
Hinds County District 1 Supervisor Robert Graham, the board president, said he was “appalled” by the outcome of last week’s 3-2 vote that cut $2.5 million from the Hinds County Sheriff’s budget.
After that vote, Graham scheduled a special meeting for Monday, Sept. 10, in an effort to reverse the board’s decision…