The Mississippi legislature plans to finalize the state budget before the end of the session in early April. The 14-member Joint Legislative Budget Committee added $150 million to the fiscal 2014 budget (which ends June 30th) and $98 million to 2015 for a total budget of $5.4 billion.
Saturday, March 29th is the deadline for final versions of all proposed spending in the 2015 fiscal year. Remaining significant issues include the following:
- Teacher pay raise
- Training school for Highway Patrol troopers, strike force teams, and the state Crime Lab
- Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP)
For More information:
- AP News : Miss. lawmakers enter final days of budget writing
- Mississippi Lawmakers Increase Budget Estimates