Month: September 2010

MDE Budget Request for FY2012

The Mississippi Department of Education and the State Board of Education presented to the Legislative Budget Committee K-12 education’s budget request for the coming fiscal year.  Each year, the Legislative Budget Committee is tasked with crafting a budget recommendation to be used as the baseline for the legislative budget negotiations that take place during the legislative session. …

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A Broken Promise Lawmakers Renege on $82-million in Funding for Schools

On Tuesday, August 31st, Governor Barbour issued a statement saying that the leadership of the House and Senate had agreed with him not to send to school districts the $82-million that had been promised them in HB1059.  The money was contingent upon action by the U.S. Congress to give states Medicaid funding relief.  Congress did its …

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