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  1. Bill Crawford: Frierson takes hard look at taxes and Initiative 42Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | Newms360.com

    Back in 2013, the House Appropriations Committee chairman called the increasing number of tax breaks coming out of the Republican legislature a big problem, noting the legislature had no way to determine the cumulative impact of such cuts over time. As reported in the Daily Journal, the legislature passed numerous tax breaks over a four-year period, including tax credits related to business inventories, sales tax breaks for developers building malls , and a sales tax holiday for the purchase of hunting equipment.

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  2. Bobby Harrison: Most state tax breaks go to businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Newms360.com

    Nearly every key legislative leader says he or she ultimately supports the full funding of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, which provides the state' s share of the basics to operate local school districts. But the Republican leadership of the Legislature and Gov. Phil Bryant maintain the state does not have the funds to meet the financial commitment, though, a vast majority of them promised in 2006 legislation they passed that they would fully fund the program.

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  3. Tax cuts passed in recent years impacting state general fundRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Newms360.com

    Projected growth in state revenue for Fiscal Year 2017, which will begin July 1, is expected to be cut by more than half because of tax breaks given in earlier sessions by the Mississippi Legislature. During a recent presentation to the House Appropriations Committee, Legislative Budget Committee Director Debbie Rubisoff said the early projection is for state revenue to grow by 3.4 percent during Fiscal Year 2017.

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  4. Frierson's warnings consistent with Medicaid stanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | Newms360.com

    Mississippi House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, is being chewed up and spit out by supporters of Initiative 42 as an enemy of public education - despite the small fact that Frierson is a former teacher and coach. But more to the point, Frierson is being accused of engaging in political scare tactics over the possible fiscal consequences if state voter embrace Initiative 42, which would require the Legislature to "fully fund" the Mississippi Adequate Education Program each year regardless the state's fiscal condition.

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  5. State leader asks for budget cut proposalsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 8 | Newms360.com

    House Appropriations Chair Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, is asking state agency heads to provide him "the impact" of a possible 7.8 percent cut in their budget as a contingency if the citizen-sponsored education funding initiative is approved by voters this November. Agency heads crowded into the House Appropriations room Tuesday morning to receive their instructions from Frierson.

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  6. House appropriations chair warns of impact of education funding initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Newms360.com

    House Appropriations Chair Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, is asking state agency heads to provide him "the impact" of a 7.8 percent cut in their budget as a contingency if the citizen-sponsored education funding initiative is approved by voters this November. Agency heads crowded into the House Appropriations room Tuesday morning to receive their instructions from Frierson.

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  7. May state revenue not as dismal as first believedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | Newms360.com

    State tax collections for May might not be as bad as they first appeared, based on information provided by the Mississippi Department of Revenue. According to a recent report by the staff of the Legislative Budget Committee, during the month of May, state revenue collections were $107.2 million, or 21.6 percent, below the official estimate that was used to construct the budget during the 2014 session for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. But a Department of Revenue official said recently that what appears to be a significantly bad month of collections was in reality the result of income taxes being collected at a much quicker rate than projected.

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  8. Fight for postseason adds spice to Bulldogs-Rebels rivalryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | Newms360.com

    The added incentive of both clubs fighting for their postseason lives makes the setting for this year's series even more intense. The three-game series between the Bulldogs and Rebels gets underway tonight at 7:30 p.m. and continues Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. all on the SEC Network.

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  9. Bobby Harrison: Legislature's history in keeping financial commitments shakyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2015 | Newms360.com

    As Sen. Buck Clarke, R-Hollandale, and Rep. Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, the chairs of their respective chamber's Appropriations Committee, explained the budget deal they reached last Saturday, one thing was obvious from the comments of the Legislature's two lead budget negotiators - they both believed they did not have enough money. In handing out instructions to House members and senators who would be working on the more than 100 bills that fund various agencies, Frierson cautioned, "There's no plug money in the chairmen's back pockets.

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  10. Bill Minor: Danger lurked for reporters in civil rights eraRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Newms360.com

    It took a very dark chapter in Mississippi's civil rights history - the 1959 lynching of Mack Charles Parker in Poplarville - to bring legendary newsman Claude Sitton and me together for the first time during what became perhaps the proudest era in American journalism. It would be pretentious of me to say I belonged in that small band of courageous reporters led by Sitton who roamed the South in the 1950s and 1960s reporting from the scene of civil rights hotspots.

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  11. Former lawmaker, attorney Martin Smith dead at 80Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Poplarville attorney Martin T. Smith, who served 20 years in the state Senate and 30 years as lawyer for Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees, has died at his home. He was 80. Smith also worked as attorney for the city of Poplarville for the past 24 years.

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  12. House OKs $106M in new education fundsRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2015 | Newms360.com

    The Mississippi House approved, with limited debate Wednesday, a proposal that would increase spending on the Mississippi Adequate Education Program by $106 million for the upcoming fiscal year. MAEP is the mechanism used to provide the bulk of state funding for the basic operations of local school districts.

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  13. House approves additional $106 million for MAEPRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Newms360.com

    The Mississippi House approved, with limited debate Wednesday, a proposal that would increase spending on the Mississippi Adequate Education Program by $106 million for the upcoming fiscal year. MAEP is the mechanism used to provide the bulk of state funding for the basic operations of local school districts.

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