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Lawmakers Hear from State Agencies at Budget Hearings this Week

JACKSON, Miss. – Your state’s budget hearings got started Tuesday afternoon at the Woolfolk Building in Mississippi’s Capital. The legislative budget committee will hear from state agencies through Friday on possible changes that need to be made for the budget for fiscal year 2016. Then in five weeks the committee will return to put together their proposed budget.

“I have no expectation of anything being different this week than it has been in the past,” said Speaker Phillip Gunn.

Tuesday the State Board of Education was among the agencies that presented their proposed budget. This year the board of education is asking for more money to expand Early Childhood education programs, update the 20-year-old Mississippi Student Information System, expand broadband service, and provide a principals academy for professional and developmental training for principals.

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