Content Tagged 'funding'

Gulf Coast CVB Aims to Expand Tourism on the Coast
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau (C.V.B.) is currently underfunded and trying to expand its efforts from primarily Harrison County to both Hancock and Jackson Counties. Video Video
Fed Up with 50th Pushes for Funding of MAEP
One local grass roots effort called Fed Up with 50th is calling for the state legislature to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (M.A.E.P.) Video Video
Local Group, Fed Up with 50th, Advocates for Education Funding
Mississippi is generally last on many lists and unfortunately, education is one of them. Video Video
Gulfport Seeks Help from State to Build Downtown Aquarium
This week, the House approved a $1 million fund to go toward building an aquarium in downtown Gulfport. Video Video
Biloxi Needs Extra $1 Million to Complete Stadium on Time
City attorney, Gina Tompkins, told the Biloxi City Council that Biloxi does not have that money. Video Video
Building Blocks of Pre-K Funding: Part II
While Mississippi only provides enough funding to place about 1,800 students into pre-k classrooms, privately funded programs on the Coast ensure more children are being reached. Video Video
Building Blocks of Pre-K Funding: Part I
Education funding is a big topic in the legislature this year, and while most funding is going towards k - 12, more people are advocating for early childhood education funding. Video Video
No School District on the Coast Signed Up for Lawsuit
Friday was the deadline for school districts in Mississippi to sign up for a lawsuit against the state to recover education money owed under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (M.A.E.P.) Video Video
Gulfport Approves Contract for Dedeaux Rd. Construction
The Gulfport City Council approved the preliminary engineering contract for phase two of the Dedeaux Road widening project. Video Video
Bryant Wants More Funding Towards Community College Education
During his State of the State Address Wednesday, Governor Phil Bryant expressed the need for more funds for education. Video Video
Local Community College Students React to State of the State
During his State of the State Address Wednesday, Governor Phil Bryant expressed the need for more funds towards education. Video Video
Palazzo Weighs In on Military Funding on the Coast
Over the past couple of months, our military has been aiding in humanitarian crises in foreign countries and even at home in Missouri. Video Video
M.D.E.Q. Could Lose Funding from E.P.A.
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (M.D.E.Q.) may lose funding if the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) moves forward with regulation changes. Video Video
Wicker Votes to Fund Gov’t & Aid Syrian Rebels Battling Islamic State
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued a following statement after voting in favor of a House bill to fund the government until December 2014 and assist Syrian opposition forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (I.S.I.S.)
Lt. Gov. Reeves Proposes $110 Million Boost to K-12 Education Funding
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves announced Monday his support for increasing funding for K-12 public schools by $110 million, which would bring total education funding to top $3.5 billion in Fiscal Year 2016.
M.D.O.T. Hopes for Funding from State Legislature
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (M.D.O.T.) hopes the state legislature takes up plans to continue funding their road projects. Video Video
Coast Head Starts Program Faces Losing Funding
The program is facing losing its funding due to several reports of child abuse at its Isaiah Fredricks and Nichols locations. Video Video
Libraries in Hancock Co. in Danger of Losing Funding
Libraries in Bay St. Louis and Waveland could see less funding next budget year. Video Video
Child Abuse Prevention Center Keeps Forensic Interviews
The Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Center was forced to suspend many of their services due to lack of funding. Though the center was set to close down the afternoon of Monday, June 30, the board of directors was able to continue funding just one critical program. Video Video
Scarlet Pearl & Hemingway Casino Both Miss Funding Deadlines
Developers of the Scarlet Pearl Casino in D'Iberville were unable to meet the 5 p.m. deadline Monday to close on the financing for the $250 million resort. Now, Gulfport is waiting on the verdict of Rotate Black's Hemingway Casino. Video Video
Scarlet Pearl Casino Could Begin Construction w/in the Year
The Scarlet Pearl Casino in D'Iberville could be breaking ground within the year. Video Video
Amendment to Fully Fund Education Up for Discussion
Tuesday, the Mississippi Association of Educators (M.A.E.) met with state and local leaders on the Coast to discuss a ballot initiative to amend Mississippi's constitution. Video Video
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