budget

Mississippi budget blueprint has slight spending increases

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Top legislators are recommending only a slight increase in Mississippi state government spending for the coming year. And, Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is renewing his push to eliminate the…

Reeves vetoes $50M for improvements to UMMC adult hospital

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has vetoed part of a budget bill for the University of Mississippi Medical Center, saying he objects to spending $50 million for improvements to the adult hospital in Jackson. The Republican governor…

Gautier approves city budget for 2022

The Gautier City Council voted tonight to approve its 2022 budget and a plan to offer competitive pay for all city workers. For city employees salaries of various positions will…

City of Biloxi seeks 'safe, friendly and beautiful' budget

Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich's "safe, friendly and beautiful" credo, fueled by millions in federal COVID-19 funding to replace lost revenue, was the backdrop more than once this week when the mayor and councilmembers reviewed nearly $4 million in additional spending…

State Supreme Court rules in Governor Reeves' favor

The state Supreme Court has ruled Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves acted within his rights when he partially vetoed a budget bill. Thursday’s decision is a reversal of a chancery court judge’s ruling in October. Reeves’ spokesperson, Bailey…

Gulfport city employees receive raise

As if we weren’t already looking forward to the end of 2020, Gulfport’s budget for the coming fiscal year has city employees ready to see the first of November. Every year towards the end of September, the Gulfport City Council…