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Lottery Corporation transfers $9.7M to state for April

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation on Monday completed its April transfer of $9,709,843.36 in net proceeds to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State Treasury. This brings the total amount deposited to the state to more than $47.2 million since…

Mississippi leaders clash over spending power

Mississippi lawmakers have returned to the capitol for a showdown with the governor over spending power. At issue is who decides how to spend more than $1.25 billion the state is receiving from the federal government for coronavirus relief. Republican…

Governor Reeves addresses Cares Act Funds

Governor Tate Reeves today discussed the response to COVID-19 and efforts to reopen the economy. During the conference, Governor Reeves shared the plans for the Cares Act Funds that have been delegated to governors, including more help for small businesses,…

Restore Act funds for aquarium in Gulfport

Seventeen million dollars of Restore Act funds will go towards the Mississippi Aquarium. Direct component funds and leveraged funding from the City of Gulfport will be used for construction of the Coastal Community Gallery building on the Mississippi Aquarium campus.…

Federal funding for dredging projects

The Army Corps of Engineers will allocate an additional $67.5 million this fiscal year in Mississippi, funding dredging projects at the Gulfport and Pascagoula harbors. The work plan includes $3 million for more dredging in the Gulfport Harbor Channel and…

Coasts Legislators ‘Appalled’ at BP Money Spending

The first $150 million of BP money is coming to our state soon and South Mississippi legislators say some of their initial fears about how that money will be spent are coming to fruition. Senator Michael Watson says what is…