Monthly Archives: February 2017

Of Shortfalls, Cuts, Contrasting Oversight, and Reverse Repealers

Our Legislature faces deteriorating finances as they move to fund state government for next fiscal year. Calling revenue collections for this fiscal year “disappointing,” the Daily Journal’s Bobby Harrison reported “revenue is $116 million or 4 percent below projections” for … Continue reading

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Inflated University Enrollment Costs Taxpayers

With tight state budgets looming for the foreseeable future, government operations must be rationalized to higher levels of efficiency and performance. Mississippi’s public universities should not be exempt from this process. In last week’s column I suggested legislators look hard … Continue reading

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Legislators Should Take Hard Look at University Admissions

USM cut out-of-state tuition by 40% “to reverse a 2,000-student enrollment dip by pricing a USM education below some public universities in nearby states,” reported the Clarion-Ledger. IHL data shows the average percentage of out-of-state students attending Mississippi public universities … Continue reading

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