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    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)

    September 30th, 2014

    This week the Joint Legislative Budget CommitteeThe Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) is composed of 14 legislators, half from the Senate and half from the House of Representatives. The Committee is chaired by either the Lieutenant Governor or by the… (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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