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    November 21st, 2014

    Earlier this week, Governor Bryant released his budget recommendation for the next budget yearThe twelve months of the Fiscal YearThe yearly accounting period for which budget decisions are made. The fiscal year for the state of Mississippi extends from July… (read more)

    October 16th, 2014

    School funding in Mississippi still down $623 per student since before recession
    A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that Mississippi ranks among the worst in the country in depth of cuts to school funding… (read more)

    October 14th, 2014

    On October 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex, the Mississippi Economic Policy Center will host our 2014 Policy Conference – Tackling Persistent Poverty: Why Here? Why Now? The conference will feature national and local… (read more)

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    August 4th, 2014

    As state revenueThe state’s income from any source. Mississippi revenue includes: tax collections, fees, and intergovernmental grants. has returned to pre-recession levels, lawmakers have begun to talk about tax cuts as a way to make the state more economically competitive… (read more)

    January 15th, 2014

    Patterned after a drug testing program in Utah, HB 49 proposes to drug test applicants for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program that are identified through a screening process as having a “high probability” of substance abuse.  For… (read more)

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