Schedule for Mississippi budget hearings

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Here’s a glance at the schedule of the Mississippi Joint Legislative Budget Committee’s hearings, which are part of the planning process for the fiscal year that begins next July 1. The public meetings are in Room 139 of the Woolfolk state office building, near the Capitol in downtown Jackson:

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Sept. 17:

1:45 p.m. Personnel Board.

2:15 p.m. Revenue discussion with state economist Darrin Webb and Department of Revenue Commissioner Ed Morgan

2:45 p.m. Department of Revenue.

3:30 p.m. Attorney general’s office.

4 p.m. Department of Mental Health.

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Sept. 18:

10 a.m. Department of Health.

10:30 a.m. Public Employees Retirement System.

11:15 a.m. Treasurer’s office.

1:30 p.m. Department of Environmental Quality.

2 p.m. Gaming Commission.

2:15 p.m. Department of Corrections.

3:15 p.m. Supreme Court.

3:45 p.m. Institutions of Higher Learning.

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Sept. 19:

9:15 a.m. Secretary of state.

9:55 a.m. Department of Agriculture and Commerce.

10:45 a.m. Department of Education.

1:30 p.m. Public Service Commission.

1:45 p.m. Department of Public Safety.

2:15 p.m. Mississippi Development Authority.

3:10 p.m. Department of Human Services.

3:45 p.m. Department of Finance and Administration.

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Sept. 20:

9:15 a.m. Insurance Department.

9:45 a.m. Department of Transportation.

10:30 a.m. Community and junior colleges.

1:30 p.m. Military Department.

2 p.m. Division of Medicaid.

2:45 p.m. Joint Legislative Budget Committee discusses guidelines for setting FY2014 recommendations.