Phil Bryant cuts $57 million from state budget to offset accounting error

September 9, 2016 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is cutting $56.8 million from the $5.8 billion state budget to make up for an accounting error. Bryant announced the cuts Wednesday, […]

Mississippi lawmakers finish budget, end 2014 regular session

April 3, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers ended their 2014 session Wednesday night after passing the final parts of a state budget for the year that begins July 1. During the […]

Mississippi prisons, mental health, Medicaid seek more money

September 18, 2013 in News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s prison and mental health systems and Medicaid program are seeking millions of extra dollars to get through the budget year, then more money on top of that for the coming year.

Agency leaders appeared Tuesday before the Joint Legislative Budget Committee to request money for fiscal year 2014, which ends June 30, and for fiscal 2015, which begins July 1.

State revenue has increased roughly 5 percent a year for each of the past two years, and the state-funded portion of the current budget is about $5.8 billion…