Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:04:51 GMT
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall Co. More than 100 of the rescued animals are now at the Humane Society of South MS.More >>
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall County. Sheriff's officials say James Thornhill, 72, turned himself in Tuesday and was released on his own recognizance. Meanwhile, 102 of the animals rescued Monday are now getting a lot of TLC at the Humane Society of South Mississippi.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Gov. Phil Bryant announced his proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-2014.
He unveiled a $5.8 billion dollar budget that includes no tax or fee increases.
It is a balanced spending proposal that recommends a 1.5 percent cut to most state agencies.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Department of Public Safety, the National Guard and University of Mississippi Medical Center are exempt from cuts.
Level funding continues for the Mississippi Adequate Education Program with more than $24 million in new education funding.
Medicaid will receive more than $878 million dollars which the governor said must be reduced as it approaches the $1 billion dollar mark.
After the news conference the governor responded to Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney's federal application for insurance exchanges through the president's Healthcare Reform Plan.
"I have again been against the expansion of Obamacare throughout the State of Mississippi. I believe the healthcare exchange is a portal for that. I'm worried about the federal government taking over that system, and I worry about expanding a large entitlement program in the State of Mississippi through what was to be a free market base system in the insurance exchange. So I'm disappointed," Bryant said.
The governor's plan is $2.5 million dollars more than last year's budget.
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