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As set forth by the provisions of Section 27-103-113, Mississippi Code of 1972, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee hereby sumbits its Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Recommendation for consideration by the Legislature.  Please go to the link below to read or download the recommendations.

Legislative budget leaders have recommended a $6.013 billion total state budget for the next fiscal year. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee recommendations include no mention of a possible tax decrease.

From the Clarion Ledger, by  Jimmie E. Gates, December 9, 2014

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In a decision that was closely followed by citizens and  local press, the Warren County Board of Supervisors voted on Monday, December 8, 2014 to become a member of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Insurance Trust (MASIT). For the full story from the Vicksburg Post, follow the link below.


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As Congress returns after the elections, counties are calling on Congress to immediately address PILT funding during the lame duck session. Today, the National Association of Counties (NACo) issued a press statement calling on Congress fund PILT.

Recap of Current Status

The Secretary of State's Office has announce the launch of online filing for businesses in MIssissippi.

Click here to find a brief message from Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman concerning this new cost saving method.

National policy  issues that were discussed at the recent NACo Conference and are of importance to Mississippi counties: 

Mississippi Residents Save Nearly $7 million on Prescriptions with Free Discount Program

July 2, 2014 – Jackson, MS – MAS, Mississippi’s Association of Supervisors, and the Coast2Coast Rx program have saved residents $6,924,211.83 million on their prescriptions with the Coast2Coast Rx card, a free discount prescription initiative. 

Officers for the 2014-2015 year were named at the Annual Summer Conference held in Biloxi, June 16-19.

Joe Andy Helton, Leake County Supervisor, President

Eddie Dixon, Marshall County Supervisor, 1st Vice President

Connie Rockco, Harrison County Supervisor, 2nd Vice President

Peggy Calhoun, Hinds County, 3rd Vice President

Check out on video from the 2014 MAS Conference. Go to the Education&Training Button on the website home page or  follow this link