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      Williams Report - April 27, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | April 27, 2016

      Pension funds review tobacco divestment; Puerto Rico kicks a useless can; More...

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      Williams Report - April 20, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | April 20, 2016

      Rich States, Poor States: Will your state's economy do well in 2016? 

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      Williams Report - January 27, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | January 27, 2016

      High-Tax States; Scary Pension Math; More Fiscal Headlines from Statehouses Nationwide

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      Williams Report - December 17, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | December 17, 2015

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      Williams Report - December 9, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | December 9, 2015

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    • Budget timeline: Annual 

      Fiscal Year starts: July 1

      The current state budget can be found here.

      Find the legislative session calendar here.

      Find the current legislative leaders here.

       

       

      MS Gov. Bryant

      Gov. Phil Bryant
      Office of Governor Bryant
      P.O. Box 139
      Jackson, MS 39205
      Phone: (601) 359-3150
      Fax: (601) 359-3741

       

       

       

      Kevin Upchurch, Executive Director
      Department of Finance & Administration
      550 High St., Suite 1301
      Jackson, Mississippi 39201
      Phone (601) 359- 3402
      Fax (601) 359-6758
      http://www.dfa.state.ms.us/

       

       

      Want a more robust, long-term look at your state's fiscal health, beyond the budget? There are two parts: Click here for the FY2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) compiled by the state government, and click here for information on the state's pension liabilities

       

       

      Mississippi is required to pass a "balanced budget." Title 27-103-113 of the State law requires the Legislative Budget Office to prepare an overall balanced budget of the entire expenses and income of the state for each fiscal year. Section 125 states the total proposed expenditures shall not exceed the amount of estimated revenues. The governor and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee adopt the estimate of the general fund revenue. Mississippi law forbids the carrying over of a deficit from one year to the next.
      Mississippi has set an expenditures cap, which allows appropriations only up to 98% of the estimated revenue.

       

      In the FY2007 CAFR Budgetary Comparison Schedule the State reports the following governmental fund types: the General Fund, the Health Care Fund, the Capital Projects Fund, Special Revenue Funds, and Permanent Funds. Prior to FY07, it also reported a Debt Service Fund. In FY07, all transactions previously reported in Debt Service Funds are reported in the General Fund. The State budgets on a cash basis plus encumbrances and established three budgetary fund groups: General Fund, Education Enhancement Fund, and the Special Fund. It is unclear how many of the governmental funds are actually budgeted.  [from the Institute for Truth in Accounting]

       

      Find the state's bond ratings here.

       

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      Williams Report - January 27, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | January 27, 2016

      High-Tax States; Scary Pension Math; More Fiscal Headlines from Statehouses Nationwide

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      Williams Report - July 8, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | July 8, 2015

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      State Budget Shortfalls Update - January 28, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | January 28, 2015

      State Budget Solutions is tracking the budget shortfalls, as reported by government agencies and governors in every state. Some of these deficits are immediate problems, while others are long term problems that need to be tackled sooner than later.

    • HEADLINES

      States with budget surpluses may not really be in the black

      State Budget Solutions | by Joe Luppino-Esposito | July 17, 2014

      State Budget Solutions tracks the claimed surpluses of state budgets and explains why there is more than meets the eye.

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    • Solutions

      How Reality-Based Budgeting Can Permanently Resolve State Budget Gaps

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | November 7, 2012

      State Budget Solutions recommends that state legislators take action in 2013 to resolve the serious state financial crises by changing their focus from inputs to outcomes by redesigning budgets from the ground up based on priorities and performance.

    • Solutions

      How to Prevent Future Pension Crises

      by Cory Eucalitto | November 1, 2012

      The time for state and local governments to offer defined contribution retirement plans that protect both taxpayer dollars and public employee retirement security is now.

    • Solutions

      State Lawmakerís Guide to Evaluating Medicaid Expansion Projections

      The Heritage Foundation | by Edmund F. Haislmaier and Drew Gonshorowski | October 17, 2012

      Supporters of Obamacare claim that expanding Medicaid will entail little to no cost to state governments, since the federal government will fund the vast majority of the additional costs. Indeed, some analyses project states achieving savings from adopting the expansion. However, state lawmakers should be wary of accepting such analyses at face value.

    • Solutions

      Medicaid Is BrokenóLet the States Fix It

      The Wall Street Journal | by Paul Howard and Russell Sykes | October 15, 2012

      Block-granting Medicaid is the best way to deliver better, cost-effective care to the most vulnerable Americans.

    • Solutions

      The Case for Reform: Prisons

      Right on Crime | August 1, 2012

      Prisons are supremely important, but they are also a supremely expensive government program, and thus prison systems must be held to the highest standards of accountability.

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      Williams Report - January 27, 2016

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      Williams Report - July 8, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | July 8, 2015

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    • Look Out For These Pension Gimmicks

      State Budget Solutions | by Joe Luppino-Esposito, Bob Williams | April 15, 2015

      States have a few tricks up their sleeves to hide true pension liabilities.

    • Promises Made, Promises Broken 2014: Unfunded Liabilities Hit $4.7 Trillion

      State Budget Solutions | by Joe Luppino-Esposito | November 12, 2014

      State Budget Solutions' latest research reveals that state public pension plans are underfunded by $4.7 trillion, up from $4.1 trillion in 2013. Overall, the combined plans' funded status has dipped three percentage points to 36%. Split among all Americans, the unfunded liability is over $15,000 per person. 

       

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      Williams Report - September 2, 2014

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | September 2, 2014

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      Williams Report - April 27, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | April 27, 2016

      Pension funds review tobacco divestment; Puerto Rico kicks a useless can; More...

    • Headlines : Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts , Mississippi, New Jersey, Texas, Alabama, California, Pennsylvania

      Williams Report - April 20, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | April 20, 2016

      Rich States, Poor States: Will your state's economy do well in 2016? 

    • Headlines : Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico , Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming, California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York

      Williams Report - January 27, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | January 27, 2016

      High-Tax States; Scary Pension Math; More Fiscal Headlines from Statehouses Nationwide

    • HEADLINES: Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico , Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming, California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York

      Williams Report - January 27, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | January 27, 2016

      High-Tax States; Scary Pension Math; More Fiscal Headlines from Statehouses Nationwide

    • Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico , Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming, California, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York

      Williams Report - January 27, 2016

      State Budget Solutions | January 27, 2016

      High-Tax States; Scary Pension Math; More Fiscal Headlines from Statehouses Nationwide

    • Headlines : Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Wyoming, New Jersey, Ohio, Kentucky, Colorado, California

      Williams Report - December 17, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | December 17, 2015

      Join us on Twitter by following @StateBudgets and tweeting with the hashtag #SBSbob. 

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      Williams Report - December 9, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | December 9, 2015

      Join us on Twitter by following @StateBudgets and tweeting with the hashtag #SBSbob. 

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      Williams Report - December 2, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | December 2, 2015

      Join us on Twitter by following @StateBudgets and tweeting with the hashtag #SBSbob. 

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      Williams Report - November 24, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | November 24, 2015

      Join us on Twitter by following @StateBudgets and tweeting with the hashtag #SBSbob. 

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      Williams Report - October 27, 2015

      State Budget Solutions | by Bob Williams | October 27, 2015

      Join us on Twitter by following @StateBudgets and tweeting with the hashtag #SBSbob.