Miss. Senate OKs some $420M in bond projects

JACKSON, Miss. — Some lawmakers lined up in the Mississippi Senate on Wednesday to load a bill meant to fund repairs and maintenance at colleges, universities and state agencies with numerous hometown projects, pushing the proposed total to around $420 million.

But Senate Finance Committee Chairman Dean Kirby, R-Pearl, said many projects will be left out of the final version that will be presented to lawmakers before the session’s end.
“This bill is not coming back anywhere near that,” he said.

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2/24/11