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Mississippi 4-year university tuitions jumped 59% over 15 years

Mississippi four-year public university tuition and fees went from $5,406 in 2004-05 to $8,596 in 2019-20, the 23rd largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Mississippi legislators make base salary of $23,500 per year

State lawmakers in Mississippi now draw a base salary of $23,500 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Mississippi community college tuitions jumped 59.1% over 15 years

Mississippi two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $2,094 in 2004-05 to $3,332 in 2019-20, the eighth largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Mississippi governor makes annual salary of $122,160

The governor of Mississippi now draws a yearly salary of $122,160, the 37th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Mississippi K-12 schools spent $4.5 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Mississippi spent an estimated $4.5 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 1 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Mississippi children in foster care numbered 4,703 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Mississippi at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 4,703, a 13.6 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Mississippi, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Mississippi is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Mississippi K-12 schools paid out $9,808 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Mississippi spent $9,808 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the sixth lowest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

19% of Mississippi residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Mississippi residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 19 percent of the state’s population, the second highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Mississippi offers 36 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Mississippi number 36, the 12th lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Mississippi schools get 35% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

Thirty-five percent of Mississippi public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 34th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

Paul Pecou Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Mississippi senate candidate, Paul Pecou (district 12), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Mississippi reach $2.6 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Mississippi amount to $2.6 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 35th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Mississippi averaged $44,926

Teachers’ salaries in Mississippi averaged $44,926 for the 2017-2018 school year, the lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Mississippi reach $1.8 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Mississippi amount to $1.8 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 38th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Nicole Akins Boyd Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Mississippi senate candidate (district 9), Nicole Akins Boyd, has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Mississippi’s public pensions are 64.7 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Mississippi’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 64.7 percent of the total, the 32nd highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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