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Rainy-day fund fight may prompt special...

Rainy-day fund fight may prompt special session

By: Magnolia Tribune - April 10, 2008

The Clarion-Ledger, 4/10/8

Stalled budget talks at the state Capitol have some lawmakers predicting the session could end without agreement on Mississippi’s estimated $5 billion budget.

Still others say they are days away from a deal.

A critical deadline aimed at moving the budget process forward came and went Wednesday evening.

Aside from a fight between the two chambers on how to fund a multimillion-dollar Medicaid shortfall, the hangup seems to be over deciding how much money to put in the state’s rainy-day fund.

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