Month: November 2010

Legislative Budget Committee Debates FY12 Budget Recommendation House Pushes for Level Education Funding, Senate Pushes for More Cuts

The Joint Legislative Budget Committee (LBC) is due to make its budget recommendation in the next few weeks, and its recommendation is considered the baseline budget from which the Legislature will begin to structure the state budget for the coming year.  The committee of 6 Representatives and 6 Senators, led by Speaker Billy McCoy and Lt. Governor …

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Conference Committee

When the House of Representatives and the Senate fail to agree on any portion of a piece of legislation, conference can be invited by the chamber in which the bill originated in order to work out the differences.  When conference is invited, a conference committee is formed to negotiate the compromise.  The conference committee is …

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Governor Barbour’s Budget Recommendations

Click on the links below for information about some of Governor Barbour’s budget recommendations and budget cuts since 2008. Governor Barbour’s FY12 (2011-2012) Budget Recommendation Barbour Pushes $65-Million Cut (FY12) Governor Barbour’s FY11 (2010-2011) Budget Recommendation The Parents’ Campaign’s Response to Governor Barbour’s FY11 Budget Recommendation Governor Barbour’s Revised FY11 Budget January 2010 Budget Cuts Governor Barbour Seeks More Cuts …

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Governor Barbour Issues Budget Recommendation for 2009

Governor Barbour yesterday submitted to the Mississippi Legislature his budget recommendations for the 2009 fiscal year.  His budget reflects the cautionary approach to spending he urged legislators to employ in anticipation of low revenue collections. The governor’s budget calls for a $2.5-million increase over current year funding to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.  …

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