Some nonprofits still in limbo on state funding

During last year’s budget process, lawmakers decided to sweep about 16 special fund agencies or accounts into the general fund and take the cash reserves to balance the state budget. Some amendments were made this year, but officials with some programs don’t know if they will receive state funding.

The programs in jeopardy include: Cyber Crime and Internet Crimes Against Children, vulnerable persons investigation and prosecution, child support prosecution, state agency legal representation, state prosecutor training and education, domestic violence training, workers’ compensation fraud investigations, Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement, Medicaid fraud control federal match support, Consumer Protection, and Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi.

Clarion Ledger
7/14/17