Division of Medicaid preparing to notify beneficiaries of loss of coverage.


“I think it’s required 30 or 45 days before the July 1 deadline,” longtime state Rep. Bobby Moak said last week of recipients being notified.State Attorney General Jim Hood said a 2004 federal court opinion mandates that proper notice be given to Medicaid recipients prior to the end of services because of a lack of … Continue reading Division of Medicaid preparing to notify beneficiaries of loss of coverage.

Despite doubts in MAEP formula, Dept. of Education still shooting for $2.356 Billion in requests


Mississippi's public school system will seek an additional $320 million for the 2014 budget year, according to figures released Thursday. Each year, the state Board of Education must compute the amount called for under the state's kindergarten through grade 12 funding formula, called the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Under the 1997 law that created MAEP, … Continue reading Despite doubts in MAEP formula, Dept. of Education still shooting for $2.356 Billion in requests

Education, public safety big winners in Bryants revised budget


See the Governor's revised EBR HERE State agencies got a bit of a reprieve from the governor Tuesday when he released a revised budget for 2013. While most departments will still see cuts, they will be closer to 1.73 percent, instead of the previously recommended 5.53 percent. The changes come after the Joint Legislative Budget … Continue reading Education, public safety big winners in Bryants revised budget

MCC Hosts Legislative Luncheon


The Mississippi Legislature goes back to work in January. It's expected to be another tough budget year, so better funding for anyone may be difficult. But Tuesday, Meridian Community College gave it its best shot. Dozens of government leaders from across our area were at an MCC luncheon to hear firsthand how local community colleges … Continue reading MCC Hosts Legislative Luncheon

Let the dollar-mining begin: Official eyes funds for community colleges


Mid-level funding, passed by the Legislature in 2007, pins community college per-student funding halfway between K-12 students and students at regional universities. Community colleges have lost ground on that goal each of the last four years. Currently, it would take a $2,366 per-student increase to reach that goal. (College Board President Eric) Clark said that … Continue reading Let the dollar-mining begin: Official eyes funds for community colleges

A peek inside the mind of the campaign of Socialists for the Education Status Quo


World Socialist and the Mississippi Parents Campaign have something in common; they are more worried about jobs than educating kids. Outsourcing education: The rise of virtual schools: http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/sep2011/virt-s01.shtml Mississippi—schools illegally under funded For the fourth year in a row, Mississippi will fail to meet the state’s statutory obligation to support K-12 schools, under funding school … Continue reading A peek inside the mind of the campaign of Socialists for the Education Status Quo

School funding could split GOP base


| Hattiesburg American | http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com: http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20110822/OPINI...20304 Fights over education funding in Mississippi have divided mostly along party lines the past several years. The Democratic-controlled House has pushed for more money for schools, while Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and the GOP-controlled Senate have said education can't get everything it wants when the economy is rocky and … Continue reading School funding could split GOP base