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GEOFF PENDER: Early state budget draft has more drastic cuts




Some highlights of the proposals so far:

FY 17 numbers do not include the most recent mid-year cut Gov. Phil Bryant was forced to make.

Agency/ Fiscal 2017 funding/Fiscal 2018 proposal/ Percent change

K-12 education: $2.513 billion/ $2.526 billion/ .53 percent
Universities: $734.6 million/ $705.2 million/ -4 percent
Community and junior colleges: $262.5 million / $249.05 million/ -5.1 percent
Corrections: $318.55 million/ $309.93 million/ -2.7 percent
Medicaid: 919.4 million/ $909.3 million/ -1.1 percent
Health Department: $61.22 million/ $57.02 million/ -6.9 percent
Mental Health: $238 million/ $233.2 million/ -2 percent
Human Services: $58.4 million/ $54.4 million/ -6.8 percent
Child Protective Services: $112.3/ $97.97 million/ -12.8 percent
Rehab Services: $26.4 million/ $25.9 million/ -1.9 percent
Public Safety: $88.9 million/ $84.5 million/ -4.9 percent
Legislative operations: $28.4 million/ $27.3 million/ -3.9 percent
Attorney general's office: $27.3 million/ $26.2 million/ -4 percent
Governor's office, mansion: $2.2 million/ $2.19 million/ -.6 percent 
Secretary of state: $15.6 million/ $14.64 million/ -6.3 percent
Auditors office: $9.03 million/ $7.7 million/ -14.7 percent
Finance and Administration: $38.39 million/ $42.84 million/ 11.6 percent 
Department of Revenue: $48.06 million/ $38.63 million/ -19.6 percent
Environmental Quality: $12.76 million/ $10.03 million/ -21.4 percent



Clarion Ledger
3/15/17

Posted March 16, 2017 - 7:53 am

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