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Budget Cuts - A Detailed Look At The $116 Million Cut From The State Budget

Here's a look at the total of Mississippi budget cuts in fiscal 2002, which started last July 1. The first round of cuts came in November and the second round came Wednesday:

  • Legislative branch: No cuts to the $21.9 million budget.
  • Executive (Ethics Commission, governor's office, Governor's Mansion): $164,601 cut from $3.3 million budget.
  • Judiciary and Justice (attorney general's office, district attorneys and staff, Commission on Judicial Performance, Supreme Court, capital defense counsel, capital post-conviction counsel): $1.9 million cut from $45.7 million budget.
  • Public education (various K-12 education programs, schools for the blind and deaf, educational television, Library Commission): $70.3 million cut from $1.5 billion budget.
  • Higher education (various programs for the eight public universities, financial aid, research center, University of Mississippi Medical Center, community and junior colleges): $29.2 million cut from $584.6 million budget.
  • Fiscal affairs (Department of Audit, Department of Finance and Administration, Gaming Commission, Tax Commission and state treasurer): $3.5 million cut from $69.4 million budget.
  • Department of Health: $1.7 million cut from $34.5 million budget.
  • Department of Mental Health: $10.4 million cut from $208.5 million budget.
  • Agriculture and Commerce: $578,778 cut from $11.8 million budget.
  • Higher education agriculture programs at Alcorn State and Mississippi State universities: $2.9 million cut from $58.8 million budget.
  • Economic development (Mississippi Development Authority and Arts Commission): $1.3 million cut from $25.8 million budget).
  • Conservation (Archives and History, Department of Environmental Quality, Forestry Commission, Department of Marine Resources, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, other programs): $2.9 million cut from $57.4 million budget.
  • Corrections: $12.1 million cut from $242.7 million budget.
  • Social Services (Medicaid, Department of Human Services, Department of Rehabilitation Services): $16.4 million cut from $340.2 million budget.
  • Military, Police and Veterans Affairs (Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Bureau of Narcotics, Military Department, Department of Public Safety, Veterans Affairs Board): $3.2 million cut from $66.7 million budget.
  • Local assistance (homestead exemption, rural fire truck acquisition): $3.6 million cut from $76.3 million budget.
  • Debt service: $9.3 million cut from $196.1 million budget.
  • Other (state aid roads and bridges): $1 million cut from $20 million budget.
  • Total cuts: $170.5 million from $3.54 billion budget.

Source: Department of Finance and Administration.

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