Mississippi lawmakers to hold public hearings before writing state budget

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Mississippi lawmakers will hold a single day of public hearings to begin their process of writing the state budget. The hearings will take place on Monday at the Woolfolk state office building.

The Legislative Budget Committee is made of 14 members. It used to hold several days of hearings in the past, but the schedule has been condensed to a single day with only a few agencies. The agencies include the Public Employees Retirement System, the departments of correction, education, and public safety, Medicaid, and Child Protective Services.

Universities, community colleges, and the health department are not among those on the public hearings list.

The Woolfolk state office building is across the street from the state Capitol in downtown Jackson.

State agencies have already submitted requests for the 2020 budget year, which begins July 1, 2019.


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